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Alexander Kosolapov

Born in 1943

Overview

At the height of the Cold War, Alexander Kosolapov developed an approach to reappropriation and diversion, combining symbols from Soviet political propaganda with American commercial advertising. The idealization of the masses is at work in both of those domains – for its purchasing power in the West and its productive power in the East. The misappropriation of religious symbols and major figures from western art history also enters into his practice, forming the structure of ideological system...Read more