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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Nikas Safronov warmed Sochi pictures

In the Sochi state art Museum opened an exhibition of paintings by famous Russian artist Nikas Safronov. The exhibition, called “favorites” includes more than hundred works of famous masters, which has been exhibited in many museums around the world. The artist told “MK” about his works presented at the exposition.

Photo: press service of the artist

— Nikas, how was the opening?

— The exhibition opened on may 8 in Sochi. The fact that there are a lot of famous visitors, was solemnly and happily. The weather was Sunny. Before that, however, went a little rain, but nobody bothered. The show was opened by the mayor of Sochi, Anatoly Pakhomov.

— Who else was present at the opening?

— About a thousand people came. Especially for this came Lada. Was going to visit the Prime Minister of Japan, but for completely independent reasons, could not. There was an idea to organize an exhibition during the Olympic games in Sochi.

— Why didn’t it work?

— Many paintings at that time were in England.

— How many paintings you can see at the exhibition? And what is it?

— Collected more than a hundred paintings, they are placed in three halls. Immediately after the opening of the exhibition two paintings acquired for his collection a well-known philanthropist. One work is called “Transition period”, painted a garden in which I walk the witch and a few dogs, representing friends for life. The picture also seems to be a life after fifty. It is assumed that when looking at this work people have to wonder: who is waiting for him in the future — friends or Vice versa? On the other shows unusual portrait of al Pacino. Also the Museum wants to acquire a few paintings, looking for decent sponsors interested to in Sochi were different classics of our time.

— Were there any difficulties in organizing the exhibition?

The Museum Director is a wonderful man, the sculptor himself. Not every head of the Museum institution capable of enough quality to organize such an exhibition and be able to adequately host such a large number of people. The paintings will be on display in the Museum until the end of June. Every day they come to admire about a thousand people, so a good organization is extremely important.

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