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About the Work

This is the second piece I photographed in Moscow. The building on which it is based was commonly called GUM. It faces the Kremlin and matches it in size. It is a nineteenth-century covered market of small shops converted by decree into one store soon after the Revolution. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union it has returned to housing many independent shops. I used a curved metal construction to carry the photographs of its vast interior.

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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