NABOKV-L post 0015813, Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:49:49 -0500

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Re: SIGHTING: Lolita, Lenin, and Russian culture minister Sokolov
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Hurray for Vagrich Bakhchanian!!

His spoof collage for Lolita cover (1975) is attached - he used a real Soviet poster by the way (I don't know, and don't want to know, the original author).

See also other spoofs at:

http://samizdat.zaraz.org/thick/muh_ujma/bakhchanian.html

Of course the girl is much younger...but then Ilyich corrupted all ages and many countries -- Humbert was much humbler in his appetites.



Happy holidays to everybody on NABOKOV-L.



Victor Fet
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Huntington, WV 25755-2510 USA
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Subject: [NABOKV-L] SIGHTING: Lolita, Lenin, and Russian culture minister Sokolov

[EDNOTE. Sandy Klein draws our attention to an article from the St.
Petersburg Times. -- SES]

Making waves:
A Russian exhibition in Paris has been described as a disgrace by the
Russian culture minister.
By Jorg von Uthmann

NEW YORK - An exhibition of contemporary Russian art in France is
causing a stir. The 160 exhibits on show are drawing less attention than
the two dozen that Alexander Sokolov, the Russian culture minister,
prevented from traveling to Paris: He calls them a disgrace for Russia.
[. . .]

Some of the jokes - such as Alexander Kossolapov's "St. Sebastian," a
half-naked, bound youngster under hammer and sickle - are hard to
decipher. Vagrich Bakhchanyan's design for a cover of Vladimir Nabokov's
"Lolita," showing Lenin lifting a young girl, is wittier. [. . .]

http://www.times.spb.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=24482

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