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Neizvestny #244601

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 29, 1976
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(Studio) Report on 1/2 Jewish Soviet sculptor who once got in public debate with Nikita Khrushchev.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(USSR ) Ernest Neizvestny is well known and respected Soviet sculptor. His work commissioned throughout USSR; examples of art shown. His work officially scorned in 1962 after he argued with Khrushchev with regard to modern art. Later he created monument at Khrushchev family request for his grave. Neizvestny told if he leaves USSR , he can never return. He applied for permission to emigrate 1 year ago. He'll leave next week [NEIZVESTNY - (translated) says could be rich in USSR but dreamed of project for long time.] He wants to work on "The Essence of Man"; says he has best chance of doing so in West After applying for visa, vandals wrecked his studio. USSR says he must pay $80,000 to take studio work with him. He plans to become citizen of Israel, but will visit world 1st. Says to live, 1 must live in America.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

Roth, Richard;
Schieffer, Bob

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