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Chief Designer S. Korolev's home study, Korolev Apartment Museum, Moscow, 1997

Photograph

Color photograph made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper with glossy finish.

24.00 x 20.00 in

61.0 x 50.8 cm

Edition of 50

This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and an artist signed label on verso.

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    About The Work

    For his series Kosmos: A Portrait of the Russian Space Age, Adam Bartos traveled to Moscow to capture the aura of an era. He structured the project around the legacy of the mysterious "Chief Designer" Sergei Korolov, the mastermind of the Soviet space program, responsible for launching Sputnik, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. Korolov's existence was considered a state secret until his real identity was acknowledged many years after his death in 1966.

    This photograph was taken in Korolov's former home in Moscow, now a museum. Bartos tried to avoid the obvious kitsch present in many images commemorating the Space Age, and instead looked for a unique and honest way to present it. Bartos says of the locations photographed for the series that "sometimes it might be difficult to tell whether what you are seeing is abandoned, in active use, or part of a museum—but that's really how it is."

    About Adam Bartos

    • Proceeds from the sale of this work will benefit the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY.

    • The quoted dimensions are for the paper size. The image size is 22.5 x 15 in.
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