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Gaiety Is the Most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union: New Art From Russia 21 November 2012 - 5 May 2013
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Sergei Vasiliev - Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Print No.12

Original Works from the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia - © Sergei Vasiliev.

Dasha Shishkin - Survival Takes A Good Memory

Dasha Shishkin - Survival Takes A Good Memory - Contemporary Art

Tamuna Sirbiladze - Map 2 - When His Boldness Reflected Twilight On Her Hair

Tamuna Sirbiladze - Map 2 - When His Boldness Reflected Twilight On Her Hair - Contemporary Art

Sergei Vasiliev - Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Print No.7

Sergei Vasiliev - Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Print [Gaiety is the Most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union]

Tamuna Sirbiladze - Kotzen

Tamuna Sirbiladze - Map 4 - Kotzen [Gaiety is the Most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union]

Sergei Vasiliev - Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Print No.20

Sergei Vasiliev - Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Print [Gaiety is the Most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union]

Sergei Vasiliev - Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Print No.9

Kiss Of A Rose One of the most notorious styles of ink in Russian prison/gang circles, are those that tell stories about the wearer. The most common piece is a chest design of a rose, which is often associated with the Russian Mafia.

Sergei Vasiliev - Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Print No.10

This inmate was convicted for drug related crimes. 'Gott mit uns': 'God with us' was a rallying cry of both the Russian empire and the Third Reich. The Nazi Iron Cross expresses 'I don't care about anybody'

Tamuna Sirbiladze - Map 2 - Andro

Tamuna Sirbiladze's artworks, biography and articles

Sergei Vasiliev - Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Print No.17

The epaulette and the spider on the shoulders denote a high-ranking criminal. The text across the chest reads: 'O Lord, forgive me for the tears of my mother'

Sergei Vasiliev - Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Print No.5

This convict’s tattoos were applied in the camps of the Urals where the tattoo artists produce work of exceptional quality. Because they were so held in such high regard, criminals often attempted to be transferred there in order to be tattooed.

Tamuna Sirbiladze - Map 4 - Suicide Painting

Tamuna Sirbiladze - Map 4 - Suicide Painting [Gaiety is the Most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union] - Pictify - your social art network

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