Glazunov / Painting (Studio) Few Weeks Ago, USSR Officials Refused To Allow Art Exhibit To Open Because of Controversy Over One of paintings. #253458
CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 31, 1977
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REPORTER: Morton Dean
(Moscow, USSR ) Details with regard to USSR officials objection to artist Ilya Glazunov's self-proclaimed masterpiece, "The Mystery of the Twentieth Century." Painting contains figs. of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Joseph Stalin lying in state on Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, Nikita Khrushchev with shoe he banged on table at UN, Mao Tse-tung, John F. Kennedy, Charlie Chaplin, Czar Nicholas II and Jesus Christ, among others. Though this work banned by authorities, previous works have been praised by news agency Tass. Glazunov's future now clouded.
REPORTER: Bernard Redmont
- Dean, Morton;
- Redmont, Bernard
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