The Ransom of Russian Art
ISBN10: 0374246823 ISBN13: 9780374246822 Contributors: McPhee, John A. Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux Published: Dec 1 1994 Weight: 0.95lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
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.