Dating Back to 1935, The Moscow and St. Petersburg Metro was one of the USSR’s most extravagant architectural projects. Under Stalin’s direction, the Architects were directed to introduce the concept of “svet” or light and “sveltloe budushchee” or “A Bright Future”. With their polished marble walls, high vaulted ceilings and ornate chandeliers, the Metro stations have been likened to an “artificial underground sun”.This underground paradise was to remind its riders that Stalin and his party had delivered something substantial to the people in return for their sacrifices.
Burdeny has themed the series around this notion, showcasing his photographs of 20 of the metro stations and various Russian museums, palaces and theatre interiors. The artist is also working with esteemed writer and translator Rosamund Bartlett, highly regarded in academic circles for completing the latest and perhaps best translation of Anna Karenina (2014)
59 x 73.5 inches image size, Edition of 5, 2 Artist Proofs Price Tier (unframed)
2-5: price upon request
44 x 55 inches image size, Edition of 10, 2 Artist Proofs Price Tier (regular framed / aluminum mount prices)
8-10: price upon request
32 x 40 inches image size, Edition of 7, 2 Artist Proofs Price Tier (regular framed / aluminum mount prices)
21 x 26 inches image size, Edition of 7, 2 Artist Proofs Price Tier (regular framed / aluminum mount prices)
Prints are mounted on acid free 3/16″ rigid polystyrene board with acid free cold mount adhesive. Signature, title, date au verso
Prints are mounted on .080 gauge aluminum with acid free cold mount adhesive. Print face is protected with UV laminate. Aluminum wall cleats, signature, title, date au verso.
French cleat signature, title, date au verso