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Monument "REBIRTH" to be opened April 18, 2000.

Moscow. The first monument to be erected in Moscow by Russian born artist Ernst Neizvestny to be opened on April 18, 2000. Commissioned by JSC Acron, this monument entitled "Rebirth" will be unveiled during a public opening ceremony in Moscow.
Ernst Neizvestny, whose works are in the permanent collections of many major museums around the world such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Musee d'Art Moderne in Paris, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and the Jewish Museum in New York City is no stranger to monumental commissions.  Among them are:

the Monument in honor of all the world's children,
  150m2 stone\metal relief Artek, Crimea, 1966

the "Lotus Blossom," a 100 meter monument atop the Aswan Dam
   in Egypt, 1968

Monument to "The Golden Child" for the 200th anniversary,
   4m bronze Odessa, Ukraine, 1995

"Mask of Mourning," Magadan's Memorial to the Victims of
  Stalinism and the first monument in the Triangle of Suffering to
   be finished, 1996

"Exodus and Return" the Memorial to the Kalmykia deportation,
  4 x 8m bronze, commissioned by the President of Kalmykia, 1996

Monument "Great Centaur" 5 meter bronze sculpture permanently
  placed on the grounds of the Palace of Nations, United Nations
  office, Geneva Switzerland, 1997

as well as smaller works such as a crucifix in the Vatican Museum, the bust of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich for the Kennedy Center and a bronze sculpture, "Tree of Life II" at the United Nations, NY.


The subject of many books, films, and hundreds of articles, Neizvestny is also featured in Aleksandr Zinoviev's novel "The Yawning Heights," in "One Word of Truth," a documentary film based on Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's "Nobel Lecture," appeared in the History Channel's MODERN MARVELS, episode; MONUMENTAL STATUES, and in CNN's COLD WAR POSTSCRIPT. Neizvestny's own writings include poetry, essays, memoirs, and five books, On Synthesis in Art (1982), Neizvestny Speaks (1984), Space, Time, and Synthesis in Art (1990), Illustrated book of Ecclesiastes with essay The Black Sun of Koheleth by Yakov Kumok (1998), and the Illustrated Book of Job with commentary by Yakov Kumok (1999). A third, featuring illustrations of the Book of Prophets is currently being completed.
Neizvestny has lectured in major universities through out the world on topics such as "Art and Freedom," "Art and Society," and "Dante and Dostoevsky." He emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1976 and currently lives as an American citizen in New York City. His honors received since then include membership in the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, New York Academy of Arts and Sciences, and European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities.

He has also been a Guest Professor in art and sciences at New York University, New York, Harvard University, Cambridge, Yale University, and New Haven, University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, and New York.

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