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From Lenin to Putin: Russian leaders in modern art (images)

paintings all the time has anything to assert about political leaders, notably in Russia. We take a glance at the most tongue-in-cheek adaptations on the theme.

Lenin, Stalin, Brezhnev, Gorbachev, Yeltsin and even Putin aren't just old figures, however visual reference features whose images are firmly rooted in ordinary culture. For a top level view of how modern artists painting Soviet and Russian heads of state, study on.

1. Vladimir Lenin V. Komar and A. Melamid. Lenin Hails a Cab in New York, from the series 'Nostalgic Socialist realism', 1993

V. Komar and A. Melamid. Lenin Hails a Cab in manhattan, from the sequence 'Nostalgic Socialist realism', 1993

Komar & Melamid Alexander Kosolapov. Coca-Cola, 1983.

Alexander Kosolapov. Coca-Cola, 1983.

vladey Mayana Nasybullova. Rubber Duck Lenin, 2017

Mayana Nasybullova. Rubber Duck Lenin, 2017


For greater photos from the "Lenin for the Soul" series, see right here.

2. Joseph Stalin V. Komar and A. Melamid. Yalta Conference, 1982

V. Komar and A. Melamid. Yalta conference, 1982

Komar & Melamid Leonid Sokov. Stalin and Marilyn, 1990

Leonid Sokov. Stalin and Marilyn, 1990

A U.S. private assortment three. Nikita Khrushchev Leonid Sokov. Khrushchev, 1983

Leonid Sokov. Khrushchev, 1983

Zimmerli art Museum Alexander Kutovoy. Sputnik, 2016

Alexander Kutovoy. Sputnik, 2016

Denis Yesakov 4. Leonid Brezhnev Dmitri Vrubel. My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love, 1990

Dmitri Vrubel. My God, assist Me to survive This deadly Love, 1990

German Federal Archives Eric Bulatov. Brezhnev. Soviet Space, 1977

Eric Bulatov. Brezhnev. Soviet area, 1977

The Museum of Avant-Garde Mastery, MAGMA 5. Mikhail Gorbachev Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe. Gorbachev as an Indian Woman, 1989

Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe. Gorbachev as an Indian woman, 1989

Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe Alexander Kosolapov. Gorbachev (triptych), 1990

Alexander Kosolapov. Gorbachev (triptych), 1990

vladey 6. Boris Yeltsin Alexander Vinogradov, Vladimir Dubossarsky. Triumph. Yeltsin and Lebed, 1996

Alexander Vinogradov, Vladimir Dubossarsky. Triumph. Yeltsin and Lebed, 1996

Alexander Vinogradov, Vladimir Dubossarsky 7. Vladimir Putin Alexander Kosolapov. Mona Lisa, 2020

Alexander Kosolapov. Mona Lisa, 2020

Press photo Alexey Sergienko.

Alexey Sergienko. "President. form-Hearted Man" sequence, 2012

Alexey Sergienko

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