There was a time when it was customary to collect art in good homes. At first, it was collected mainly by wealthy people, but in Soviet times, when the slogan "Art belongs to the people!" was proclaimed and much became more accessible, collecting took on almost a massive character. Nevertheless, he has always been characterized by being chosen. Painting and graphics were collected by academics and professors, doctors and physicists, artists and directors of large stores. Some loved only classics, others, on the contrary, were fond of avant-garde trends and welcomed nonconformists.
The stand presents paintings and graphic works by prominent representatives of the Soviet unofficial art of Moscow and Leningrad, such as Evgeny Mikhnov-Voitenko, Timur Novikov, Alexander Nosov, etc. Despite the fact that they were not part of the official artistic life of the USSR, their works were bought by the Soviet intelligentsia and professors, forming their unique collections of nonconformism. The gallery's stand also presents the works of artists of the Leningrad lithographic school — Boris Ermolaev and Vladimir Viderman, as well as works by contemporary artists such as Anatoly Belkin and Vladimir Kozin.
Artists represented at Cosmoscow 2023: Evgeny Mikhnov-Voitenko, Alexander Nosov, Anatoly Belkin, Vladimir Kozin, Timur Novikov, Vladimir Viderman, Boris Ermolaev.