The exhibition features more than 250 graphic and paintings by the legendary artist from the collection of Dimitri Apazidis.
The collection of Dimitri Apazidis contains more than 1,500 works of the most valuable, early period of Anatoly Zverev's work. The most vivid, unexpected and masterly executed works were selected for the exhibition, including a series of landscapes, a series of genre sketches from the life of Sokolniki Park, the author’s illustrations for the novels by Ilf and Petrov “12 Chairs” and “Golden Calf” are presented for the first time, and, of course, portraits - a close circle - the family of the collector and the family of the artist.
Anatoly Zverev was born in 1931, died in 1986. Over the short 55 years of his life, he left a huge artistic legacy. Zverev was a multi-faceted gifted man - a brilliant painter, a virtuoso draftsman, an avant-garde poet, an ironic theorist. Pablo Picasso called him "the best Russian draftsman," Jean Cocteau said: "Zverev alone went all the way of Western painting - from early Picasso to the present day."