Viktor Pivovarov was born in 1937 in Moscow,. He is a friend of Ilya Kabakov and one of the founders of Moscow Conceptualism. He has lived in Prague since 1982. He started off as a book illustrator, in particular of children's books and his work is full of fun. He paints series, and his friends, the poets Kholin and Sapgir are shown in different situations at the exhibition. Flying, Flying is a tribute to his friend Ilya Kabakov.
|Pivovarov Flying, Flying. 1973|
Gaiety is the most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union: New Art from Russia is on until 5 May.
Duke of York's Square, King's Road, Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW3 4SQ
Admission is free.