The state Russian Museum refused to include in its collections paintings by ex-official of the Ministry of defense Evgenia Vasilyeva. The author proposed to take back the donated work for two weeks.

“Today, October 26, in the Russian Museum was held the meeting of the Expert stock-purchasing Commission, which decided to reject the acceptance of a gift of works by E. N. Vasilyeva “Transcriptase” (triptych) in connection with the discrepancy of the collecting practice of the Museum”, – quotes the press service of the Museum , RIA “Novosti”.

Recall, the media citing unnamed employee of the Russian Museum said that the triptych was taken “a major international transport company”. As stated, all the heads of departments refused to accept the gift, however, “culture Minister personally called the Director of the Museum and insisted”. It was assumed that the creations of the former official will be destined next to the paintings of Pavel Filonov in the Department of painting of the XX-XXI centuries.

E. Vasileva, “Daniel in the lions ‘den”, ink on cardboard

Russian Museum rejected the triptych Evgenia Vasilyeva 26.10.2016

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