Georgian artist’s works join Picasso, Van Gogh at Brooklyn Museum
03 July, 2017
Georgian artist’s works join Picasso, Van Gogh at Brooklyn Museum
Georgian artist Levan Songulashvili’s works are now a part of Brooklyn Museum’s famous collection, including works by world famous artists.

Levan became known to the wider public after his works called The Jellyfish and The Nun were sold at the Sotheby’s auction.
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The Jellyfish

Levan’s works had been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum for eight months and the management made the decision to permanently keep them.

Songulashvili is the first Georgian artist, whose works are preserved at the mentioned museum
along with the paintings of legendary artists like Picasso, Matisse, Van Gogh and others. The reproductions of Levan’s works are already placed on the museum’s official webpage.

The aforementioned exhibition ended on June 18 and the works will move to other museums.
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The Nun

Brooklyn Museum is one of the largest in the world and there are many legendary paintings preserved there. There are also Asian, African and other sculptures, as well as examples of modern art.

The number of visitors was so large that the organizers decided to extend the exhibition. So these paintings will travel to other museums of the US.

Besides, Brooklyn Museum has published a book called Iggy Pop Life Class and there are Levan’s paintings included.
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American rock legend Iggy Pop and Levan Songulashvili, with Iggy portrayed by Georgian artist in the background

There are close to 2 million exhibits at the Brooklyn Museum and this is the first time the works of a Georgian artist found their place on its walls as well.

Moreover, the search system of the museum gives the opportunity to find an example of cultural item according to a specific country and thus, Georgia is already included.

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