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Erik Bulatov in first solo UK exhibition since 1989

1 October 2015

Russian artist Erik Bulatov, one of the founders of the Moscow Conceptualist movement, returns to London next week for BOT, his first solo UK exhibition since his debut at the ICA in 1989.

Open for general viewing from 6 October, BOT will showcase 30 recent paintings, works on paper and some preparatory sketches, and will be presented at 3 Grafton Street.

The show will be presented by Kasia Kulczyk, as part of of her project to raise the international profile of eastern European artists, and curated by de Pury de Pury.

Born in 1933 and working in the Sots Art style, Bulatov draws on Soviet symbols and propaganda. He was a founding member of the Sretensky Boulevard Group with Oleg Vasiliev and has since been included in shows at the Louvre and Guggenheim, as well as creating two large murals for the reopening in June of the Garage Museum in Moscow.

BOT will run from 6 October to 4 December 2015 at 3 Grafton Street in Mayfair, London.