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For those who have everything - “future antiques”
The Odessa Museum of Modern Art (Sabansky Lane, 4a) opened a personal exhibition of the sculptor Alexander Podmasco. In fact, antiques can be declared to calm the soul any junk…

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For those who have everything – “future antiques”

The Odessa Museum of Modern Art (Sabansky Lane, 4a) opened a personal exhibition of the sculptor Alexander Podmasco. In fact, antiques can be declared to calm the soul any junk sweetheart that was made at least half a century ago. But the organizers of the exhibition with the proud name “Future Antiques” had in mind quite different things. The charm of antiquity plus a high level of performance, a healthy commitment to tradition.

The works of Alexander Podmasco would look very appropriate against the background of antique dark wood furniture, with noble carvings. Reflected in the mirrors, they multiply their solid, status, non-fussy beauty.

Surely in 50 years some impressive collector of antique gizmos will be proud of the Poltava Battle chess set, the Zaporizhzhya Sich vodka set, the Neptune and Mermaid cups, the Volna lamp, or any of the many figurines. In addition to the works themselves, the author presented photographs of works that he had already parted with. Continue reading

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