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International Modern Masters

and Robert Lenkiewicz

November 25-30 2013

The Gallery in Cork Street, Cork Street, London W1S 3NG

On November 25 Cork Street sees the launch of an exciting new series of artist-driven

exhibitions curated by the directors of Hillier Gallery and the Aberdeen Art Fair. Entitled

International Modern Masters, the programme brings together work by leading artists from

Britain and all over the world.

‘International Modern Masters is the culmination of many years of planning to bring world-

together for the first time under one roof. Apart from the

en Robert Lenkiewicz’s there will also be a few ‘surprises’ in

portance from other sources. Andrew Hillier

renowned artists of different genres

featured artists and previously unse

the form of some major works of im

From Russia

with Love

A part of Russian Art Week, the first International

Modern Masters show has a strong Russian

emphasis. Twelve new works by Oleg Trofimov

will be on show. As well being collected by

European museums, Trofimov’s work has been

bought by four Russian presidents, earning him

the nickname ‘The Presidents’ Artist. Other

Russian artists represented include Angelica

Privalihin whose works based on Greek mythology

and ancient history have earned her a place in six

public museums in Russia and the Far East, and

Viktor Sheleg, a favourite of actor Jack Nicolson.

Russian-American artist Andre Kohn is one of the

featured artists in the show. In 1993 his father,

a Russian Colonel defected to the United States

and Kohn, then in his twenties, realised that he

would never return to his homeland. Widely

acclaimed as the most successful and collected

contemporary figurative artist in the United

States, Kohn is coming over to the private view

from California and is available for interviews.

Lenkiewicz Unseen

“Larger than life and death” is how Alice

Jones described Robert Lenkiewicz in The

Independent in 2008. Aside from his notoriously

unconventional lifestyle, Lenkiewicz is best

known for his paintings on vagrancy, mental

health and death. Eleven years after his

own premature death, his work is becoming

extremely sought-after and IMM is pleased to

be exhibiting four superb works that have not

been shown in public before. Two self-portraits

with a model (one with the model on his back)

were glimpsed on Ruby Wax’ seminal television

interview with Lenkiewicz in 1990 while being

painted in the artist’s Plymouth studio.

Other European artists in the exhibition

include Peter Wileman, former president of

the ROI, expressionist painter Alesia Verenich

from Germany and the French artist Patrice

Murciano. With over sixty paintings, sculptures

and drawings by major international artists,

International Modern Masters presents a

fantastic opportunity for visitors to survey

contemporary art from around the world and

collect works rarely available in Britain.

Meet the artists

Journalists are invited to International Modern Masters on

26th November at the Gallery in Cork Street and meet the

directors and the following artists:

Oleg Trofimov from Russia

Andre Kohn from United States

Peter Wileman, UK

Alesia Verenich from Germany

Angelica Privalihin from Russia

International Modern Masters and Robert Lenkiewicz

The Gallery in Cork Street, Cork Street, London W1S 3NG

Dates: 25-30 November, Open 10am-6pm daily Reception: Tuesday 26 November from 6pm Tel: 01789 261212

Press Contact:

Jessica Wood, Artsinform

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