The Museum of Russian Impressionism is holding a large-scale exhibition "Art hunters"dedicated to the 5th anniversary of the museum.
The exhibition features works of Russian and Soviet modernism from 14 private collections. Visitors will see more than 70 canvases of Russian and Soviet modernism of the first third of the XX century - the works of Wassily Kandinsky, Konstantin Korovin, Alexander Benois, Kazimir Malevich, Niko Pirosmani, Boris Kustodiev, Konstantin Somov, Pavel Kuznetsov, Nikolai Sapunov, Robert Falk, Ilya Mashentkov, Aristarkh Lent and others.
Exhibition-study of the phenomenon of collecting in the USSR, a country where private property was abolished, and artists were persecuted for "formalism" and "decadence." Under the threat of confiscation and arrest, Soviet collectors collected masterpieces by Konstantin Korovin, Kazimir Malevich, Niko Pirosmani, Marc Chagall and other iconic artists of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.