The upcoming exhibition of paintings by Socialist Realist painter Victor Popkov has been relocated from London’s Royal Academy to London’s Somerset House. The sudden change of venue seems to indicate a reluctance on the part of London’s art establishment to fully embrace the work of this important Socialist Realist painter.
“A spokeswoman for the RA says that “despite the merits of Viktor Popkov, it was decided that the exhibition did not fit the requirements of the programme in Burlington Gardens [the building behind the RA’s main galleries] at this particular juncture.”
The exhibition, which is being organised by the State Museum and Exhibition Centre Rosizo in Moscow, will include around 40 paintings by the artist, whose supporters believe is under-recognised in the UK.”
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