Carrying the Moon has Made Russian Artist Leonid Tishkov a Star

| September 27, 2013
Private moon in America

Photo courtesy of Leonid Tishkov

 

Carrying the moon has made Russian artist Leonid Tishkov a star

Washington Post, September 27, 2013

On a pleasant September evening, the Washington Monument appears dreamy and abstract as the light permeates its cloak of scaffolding. A man in a well-worn overcoat and farmer’s hat relaxes on the grass in front of the obelisk. Next to him is another figure, an incandescent object that looks like a crescent moon.

Russian artist Leonid Tishkov follows his own private moon, one he can bring (or reconstruct) wherever he goes. The 6-foot-6-inch sculpture lit from inside is simple but bigger than Tishkov, 61, whose work can be absurdist, sorrowful, strange and deeply romantic.

 
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