“Reserve” and “Zone”. Mikhail Gavrichkov's illustrations to the new edition of Sergei Dovlatov's novels
Mikhail Gavrichkov's illustrations to the new edition of Sergei Dovlatov's famous novels under the D-Day Festival organized by Lev Lurie's Culture & History Club and dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the great storyteller presents
Perfectly reconstructed reality of Dovlatov’s favorite stories
Works by one of the finest St. Petersburg illustrators
Sharp humor and penetrating sadness
The exhibition features over 40 illustrations created specifically for new edition by Vita Nova publishing house in 2016. The author Mikhail Gavrichkov is one of the most experienced contemporary graphic artists, who since the late 80s has illustrated over 30 books. He was the one to revive the heroes of Finnish epic, Victorian London of Conan Doyle, “The Possessed” by Dostoevsky, Hoffmann and even “History of the Russian State”. This time, he, as always, managed to achieve the goal and convey the sharpness of Dovlatov’s language, the identity of his characters, and the bitter-ironic style of his narration.
Mikhail Gavrichkov is a participant of more than 120 exhibitions in Russia and abroad, including 18 solo ones. His works are present in the collections of the Hermitage, the Russian National Library, the Cambridge University Library (Boston, USA), the Museum of Maps (France), the Erotic Museum (Switzerland), as well as in private collections in Russia, England, Germany, Holland, Italy and the United States.