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About the Work

This piece was made in the shape of the Soviet star. I took photographs from a tripod set up in the middle of Red Square. It was the first time I used this simple system of making panoramas. I felt when I was setting up the tripod that I was the exact target of the missiles of the 'free world'. The photographs on the inside of Red Square are the reverse of those outside. The piece carries its name on the outside in English and on the inside in Russian. To me, both Russia and its mirror image alphabet are a perfect reflection of our western way of life.

About Vaughan Grylls

Born 10th December 1943 in Newark, Nottinghamshire and attended art schools at Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Goldsmiths' and the Slade. He has taught at several art schools in the UK and the US.

From 1996 to 2005 he was Director of the Kent Institute of Art and Design. In 2005 he resigned to concentrate full-time on his own work after joining the Kent and the Surrey Institutes of Art and Design to make the University for the Creative Arts.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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