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"I LAUGH AND I CRY" EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO THE 115TH ANNIVERSARY OF MOSES FEIGIN // ARTSTORY, MOSCOW, RUSSIA. Photo credit art-packing.pro
M. FEIGIN AND L. MATUSOVSKY, 1994
Photo from the personal archive of Luba Matusovsky
The central place in the collection rightfully belongs to Moses Feigin, the last representative of the famous group of Russian avant-garde artists of the 20th century the "Jack of Diamonds." It includes the finest examples of his paintings, including unique works with foil.
The profound philosophical art of the master is comparable to the works of world famous artists who greatly influenced the world art such as Pablo Picasso, Georges Rouault, and Marc Chagall.
The collection of Luba Matusovsky, consisting of 27 paintings and 2 graphic works by Moses Feigin offers an exciting opportunity to become the owner of the master's first-class works, the value of which only increases over time.
The works of our artists are exposed in the finest museums and galleries around the world. They are presented in the collections of Russian museums in Moscow - the Tretyakov Gallery, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the Central House of Artists, the Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as museums in St. Petersburg, Ivanovo, Zagorsk and in private collections in Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, France and the United States.
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The collection could be seen and appreciated by Luba's family and close friends, as well as by famous art connoisseurs like Cathy Crosby, Mara Devereux, Riva Dryan, Roman Genn, Timur Bekbosunov, Edward Sine, Carol Dawson, Alvaro Pisoni, Ron Pollard.

The collection continues to delight and inspire art conniseuers and collectors, introducing the finest examples of Russian painting of the 20th century and enriching our lives.
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About the Collection

Matusovsky private

collection includes 29 works by Feigin, 5 works by Vilkovir, as well as works by other artists. According to critics, the collection boasts the most valuable works of Moses Feigin

About Luba
Luba Matusovsky emigrated to the United States with her family from Moscow, Russia. Since childhood, Luba often visited theaters, museums and exhibitions with her parents. She watched her father express himself creatively and strived to adopt this skill in her painting, design and journalism.
Luba's friends were people of all ages who shared her views and interests and had a great influence on her, the most remarkable being Russian artists Moses Feigin and Irina Vilkovir, whose works are now presented in her private collection.
Luba and Feigin
The collection of Luba Matusovsky would look completely different today if the famous artist Irina Vilkovir had not offered to paint her portrait after seeing the young and beautiful Luba in the mid-70s. Having learned about Matusovsky's affinity for contemporary art, Irina Vilkovir introduced her to Moses Feigin, who was in his 70's at the time, and in her words - a unique Pablo Picasso level master-artist. Having entered Feigin's Moscow workshop for the first time, Matusovsky immediately saw the amazing work entitled "The Temptation of St. Anthony." She was impressed by the master's high artistic taste and the amazing technique of the collage, which combines shiny metal foil with oil paint. From that day on, the gold and silver light of the foil became, as it were, a symbol of a special friendship between the artist and the collector.
The artist had an amazing working capacity for his years - he continued to paint all the way until the age of 104 which earned him a place in the Guinness Book of Records in 2007 as the world's oldest working professional artist.
His was taught firsthand by Ilya Mashkov, Aristarkh Lentulov, Alexander Osmerkin. But after seeing Feigin's work, it is clear that the student has surpassed his teachers!
Nadezhda Musyankova, Candidate of Art History and Senior Researcher of the State Tretyakov Gallery, who studied the work of Moses Feigin in detail, is confident that the Matusovsky collection includes the most valuable works of the artist, including many of museum value, being the primary source of knowledge and emotions.
Photos from the personal
archive of Luba Matusovsky
Photos from the personal archive
of Luba Matusovsky
Luba Matusovsky keeps only select works of her favorite artists - Moses Feigin (1904-2008) and Irina Vilkovir (1913-1985) that are of considerable interest, and the warm memories of her friendship with Feigin, as first-hand information, make it possible to feel the artist's spirit in his creations.
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of Matusovsky includes splendid examples of 20th century Russian painting, enriching our life and providing an opportunity to see the revelation of the authors in their works.
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"I Laugh and I Cry", ArtStory Gallery, Moscow. The exhibition was timed to coincide with the 115th anniversary of Moses Feigin. Part of the exposition was occupied by a specially created labyrinth, symbolizing the serpentine of the artist's life and creative path, to show that no one knows what awaits them around the corner.
11/21/2019 — 02/16/2020, MOSCOW
MOSES FEIGIN:
"I LAUGH AND I CRY" ARTSTORY GALLERY
ARTSTORY GALLERY. Photo from the
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