The Ransom of Russian Art (Google eBook)
In the 1960's and 1970's, American professor Norton Dodge forayed on his own in the Soviet Union, bought the work of underground "unofficial" artists, and brought it out himself or arranged to have it shipped illegally to the United States. John McPhee investigates Dodge's clandestine activities in the service of dissident Soviet art, his motives for his work, and the fates of several of the artists whose lives he touched. The Ransom of Russian Art is a suspenseful, chilling, and fascinating report on a covert operation like no other.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: The Ransom of Russian ArtUser Review - Kara Hendrickson - Goodreads
you'd probably learn more from reading the wikipedia page on soviet nonconformist art. Read full review
Review: The Ransom of Russian ArtUser Review - Zach - Goodreads
A great story about the "unofficial" artists working in the Soviet Union in the 70s and 80s. Particularly interesting is the story of the life of Evgeny Rukhin, who was killed by the KGB at 32 for ... Read full review