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The most expensive Russian artist received the Order of Friendship

November 1 2008
13:29

U.S. citizen and the most expensive living Russian artists Ilya Kabakov awarded the Order of Friendship was awarded a United States citizen and the most expensive of nowadays living Russian artist Ilya Kabakov. The decree was signed today, the country's president, Dmitry Medvedev.

Kabakov awarded "for outstanding contribution to the preservation, development and popularization of Russian culture abroad." Ilya Kabakov - a native of Dnepropetrovsk, with 70 years of 20 century was one of the leaders of the Russian unofficial art. The main motive of early works by Kabakov - simple Soviet communal flat, immersed in an atmosphere of mysterious absurdity. In February 2007, the work of Kabakov's "Bug" (1982), for auction Phillips de Pury & Co, was sold for nearly $ 6 million, according to RIA Novosti .

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