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About the Work

This small work was based on photographs taken by me in a building devoted to the cult of Lenin. The museum contained everything from his shoes to his Rolls Royce. However, I found the most interesting part to be the sculpture galleries. In these galleries, statues of Lenin varied from one to another in size and material, but not very much in design. The reason became clear on my way out of the museum when I came across a few giant stills of Lenin in action: the sculptures were based on the films.

″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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