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In the aptly named Gori, a small town in the Soviet Republic of Georgia stands the last remaining statue of Stalin in the world. Nearby is the hut in which Joe was born. It is covered by a temple, erected in the 1930s during the time of his terror. This temple stands in front of the Stalin Museum, now seen only by a few curious visitors such as myself.
I also photographed a monument celebrating Stalin's birthplace in Georgian, Russian, and English texts. In this work I have tried to put all the pieces together, before they disappear forever.

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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