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Portrait of Anton Hansen Tammsaare titled Truth and Justice

Portrait of Anton Hansen Tammsaare titled Truth and Justice

Aluminium, granite. Edition 1/5
53 × 23 × 21 cm
2020
€2500
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Introduction

A portrait of Putin titled as “Portrait of Anton Hansen Tammsaare titled Truth and Justice” was part of the exhibition “Home of good thoughts“. The artist describes his work background: “In 2019 I had an exhibition at Draakon Gallery titled “Come and Kiss the Hand of the Future President”. When I was taking the show down, the gallery invigilator told me that a couple of Russian tourists had expressed their anger, as the show supposedly offended Putin and Russia. To that, the invigilator always said it is not Putin but the famous Estonian writer Anton Hansen Tammsaare. After that, the tourists apologised and left. This made me think. Why did they believe that?”

sculpture

About the artist

Art Allmägi (1983) is an Estonian sculptor and installation artist, who over the years has moved from provocative fictional work that manipulates the viewer’s feelings towards wider-reaching themes and total spatial installations. 

More info on the artists’ database of CCA.