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Publisher Note

This artist's book, a modern day relic retrieved from behind the Iron Curtain, revisits a series of hand-colored and toned portraits Mikhailov made in 1985 while working--in his own words--"as a photographer at the house of Political Education (in actual fact I am in charge of cleaning the floors)." The photographer, often linked to installation artist Ilya Kabakov, doggedly spurns imagery of the "beautiful" and the "significant," exploring instead commonplace perceptions, emotions, and humor, ironically landing them beauty and significance.

Artist Monograph

Boris Mikhailov

Unfinished Dissertation

edited by Hans Windisch

Publisher
Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Germany
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 1997
Credits
Editor: Hans Windisch
Artist: Boris Mikhailov
Identifiers
ISBN-13: 9783931141974
Work  
Subform Photobook
Topics Biografia, Culture And Society, Europe, Ukraine
Methods Photography
Language English, Russian
Format Hardcover
Weight 4,000 gram
Pages 220

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