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

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With the help of a professional polling firm, ex-Soviet art critics Komar and Melamid discovered that what Americans really want in art, regardless of class, race, or gender, is exactly what the art world disdains--a tranquil, realistic "blue landscape". Komar and Melamid provide a comic and profound discussion of art in our time. Full color art throughout .
 

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JoAnn Wypijewski is a senior editor at "The Nation. Her work has appeared there as well as in "Harper's, Il Manifesto, and other publications. Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, pioneers of Soviet conceptual art, were expelled from official Soviet artists' associations and subsequently emigrated to the United States in 1978. JoAnn Wypijewski is a senior editor at "The Nation". Her worJoAnn Wypijewski is a senior editor at "The Nation". Her worJoAnn Wypijewski is a senior editor at "The Nation". Her worJoAnn Wypijewski is a senior editor at "The Nation". Her work has appeared there as well as in "Harper's, Il Manifesto",k has appeared there as well as in "Harper's, Il Manifesto",k has appeared there as well as in "Harper's, Il Manifesto",k has appeared there as well as in "Harper's, Il Manifesto", and other publications. Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, and other publications. Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, and other publications. Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, and other publications. Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, pioneers of Soviet conceptual art, were expelled from offic pioneers of Soviet conceptual art, were expelled from offic pioneers of Soviet conceptual art, were expelled from offic pioneers of Soviet conceptual art, were expelled from official Soviet artists' associations and subsequently emigrated ial Soviet artists' associations and subsequently emigrated ial Soviet artists' associations and subsequently emigrated ial Soviet artists' associations and subsequently emigrated to the United States in 1978. to the United States in 1978. to the United States in 1978. to the United States in 1978.
 
Published November 1, 1997 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (T). 203 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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In 1993, Komar and Melamid, two Russian emigre artists, began a comprehensive survey of Americans to determine what they wanted to see in art.

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