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Grisha Bruskin

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Bruskin at the 20 Moscow International Fair Non/fiction 2018

Grisha Bruskin (born October 21, 1945)[1] is a Russian artist known as a painter, sculptor, and printmaker.

He was born in Moscow. Between 1963 and 1968, he studied at the Moscow Textile Institute (Art Department). In 1969, he became a member of the Artists' Union of the USSR. Bruskin's participation in the famous Sotheby's auction in Moscow (1988) brought him worldwide fame when his piece Fundamental Lexicon was sold for a record price.

He relocated to New York in 1988. In 1999, at the invitation of the German government and as a representative of Russia, Bruskin created a monumental triptych, Life Above All, for the reconstructed Reichstag in Berlin. In 2001 he published a memoir-style book, Past Imperfect. In 2012 he received the Kandinsky Prize in the "Project of the Year" category, for his project, H-Hour. Bruskin lives and works in New York and Moscow. He is one of the best-known and most successful contemporary artists of Russian origins.



  • 2001. Past Imperfect. ISBN 5-86793-121-8 Novoye Literaturnoye Obozreniye; 2nd ed. 2007.
  • 2002. Das Alphabet des Grisha Bruskin. ISBN 3-935414-08-0 Kunsthalle in Emden.
  • 2003. Yours Truly. ISBN 5-86793-199-4 Novoye Literaturnoye Obozreniye.
  • 2005. Letter Follows. ISBN 5-86793-395-4 Novoye Literaturnoye Obozreniye.
  • 2006. Alefbet. Tapestry. Palace Editions; Russian language edition) ISBN 5-93332-194-X, ISBN 3-938051-42-6.
Painting from cycle Logias


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