Global Arts Network

The Global Arts Network is a fantastic new organization based in Washington DC which, in its own words, promotes, “global awareness, cultural understanding, and international peace through sharing of the arts.”

Click here to read their official mission statement.

The Lazare Gallery has begun working with the Global Arts Network in the hopes of widening the circle of people able to come into contact with Russian Realism. John and Kathy Wurdeman are now advisory members of the Global Arts Network Board. While access to Russian art once hidden behind the Iron Curtain has been possible for nearly two decades, the great realist art of Soviet Russia continues to be confused with hollow examples of communist propaganda.  The realist art produced during Soviet times is a powerful force of positive energy which has yet to be released into the world. Global Arts Network can help to release this potential energy, and introduce the world to work of profound sincerity and beauty.

Writing on the art market, the short term interests of investment and profits can sometimes eclipse the larger significance of the artwork being sold. This new partnership will give “Collecting Russian Art” a new outlet for stories free of the business side of things.


Author: Barry O'Keefe

Artist/printmaker from Richmond, Va

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