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Komar and Melamid

[Russian-born American Conceptual Artists]

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Vitaly Komar, Born 1943
Alexander Melamid, Born 1945

Russian dissident artists. Emigrated to the United States in 1978.


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Original works by Komar and Melamid available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Home Page:
Komar and Melamid Home Page

Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteDia Center for the Arts, New York City
The Most Wanted Paintings

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History  

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City  

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Moore College of Art + Design, Philadelphia
Article in .PDF format: "Russian Artists/Thai Elephants: Art on a Global Scale"

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
When Elephants Paint

Philadelphia Art Alliance
Komar & Melamid's American Dreams

Plattsburgh State University Art Museum, New York

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
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California State University WorldImages Database  

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Miscellaneous Sites:
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Public art in New York City

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Artnet Magazine
Sample elephant paintings

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 16): Komar and Melamid

Resource Library Magazine
Bolsheviks Returning Home after a Demonstration, 1981-82

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Painting by Numbers: Komar and Melamid's Scientific Guide to Art


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