Soviet Union’s forbidden art unveiled
St Petersburg’s first private art museum opens, showing Soviet underground and Russian contemporary art
Anti-fascist fantasy: Yalta Conference: the Judgement of Paris, by Komar and Melamid, 1985-86
st petersburg. A private Russian collector is due to open St Petersburg’s first private art museum on 4 June. Novy Museum, the brainchild of Aslan Chekhoev and his wife Irina, is devoted to Soviet underground and Russian contemporary art. The museum is centred on the Chekhoevs’ collection of nearly 300 paintings, works on paper and photographs assembled over the past five years.