Sculpture made by Gregory Orekhov will greet visitors of GUM on the Red Square

Published on November 29, 2017

Today, 29th of November, Gregory Orekhov installed the sculpture on the Red Square in front of the central entrance to the GUM.

Annually GUM pleases its visitors with thematic Christmas decoration. Last year, the team has inspired by paintings of Russian avant-gardists, Marc Chagall and Vasily Kandinsky. This time, to create a holiday mood, the GUM involved Gregory Orekhov in the process.

Specially for GUM, Gregory Orekhov has created a four-meter sculpture «Agatha» made of stainless steel, which will greet visitors on the front staircase of the central entrance to GUM from the side of the Red Square. The scale of the work affects not only because of its size, but also because of it weighs which is about one ton. Like other works from this series, which were shown earlier during the Cosmoscow 2017 in Gostiny Dvor and in Saatchi Gallery in London, «Agatha», installed in GUM, is kinetic.

The managing company of GUM, represented by Mikhail Kusnirovich, actively supports contemporary Russian artists. For example, at various times, such outstanding Russian contemporary artists as Oleg Kulik, Semyon Faibisovich, AES + F, Pavel Peppershtein, Georgy Totibadze, Andrei Bartenev, Konstantin Zvezdochetov, Vladimir Dubosarsky and Alexander Vinogradov worked on the covers of the quarterly Bosco Magazine.