Bill Gates, Saddam Hussein and Alexander Litvinenko are among the figures in an epic collage called "2007."
Dmitry Vrubel and Viktoria Timofeyeva's "2007" is a monumental collage in oil paints that spans 21 meters on two walls of the Guelman Gallery at Winzavod. At one end, billionaire Roman Abramovich coquettishly peeks from behind a birch tree; at the other end sneers a gopnik, or street thug. In between, President Vladimir Putin wags a pistol, while kitty-corner from him U.S. President George W. Bush furrows his brow. Wedged between these massive portraits are scenes from recent Dissenters' Marches, smaller renditions of politicians ranging from Mayor Yury Luzhkov to former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov, and the work's dealer, Marat Gelman.
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