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Komar + Melamid: The Most Wanted Paintings

Launch date: September 5, 1995, Artist Web Projects


This project, created by the dissident Russian artists Vitaly Komar and Alex Melamid, attempts to discover what a true "people's" art would look like. Through a professional marketing firm, a survey was conducted to determine what Americans prefer in a painting; the results were used to create the painting America's Most Wanted.

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Komar & Melamid

Vitaly Komar was born in Moscow in 1943. He lives and works in New York City. Alexander Melamid was born in Moscow in 1945. He lives and works in New York City.

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