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Lenin’s Rube.

oil, archival paper,
and obsolete bank note on panel.

A Little More Hubris.

Perestroika, Brezhnev’s proposed economic solution, promoted by Gorbachev, arguably leads to the undoing of the Eastern Bloc. By the time this defunct Ruble is issued, the Berlin Wall is down, food rationing is taking hold and paper currency values are plummeting. Bread lines, fuel shortages, lack of heat, power rationing and ponzi schemes collide to bring the Soviet economy and its people to their knees.

Painted on ₽52,000 of now garbage value Soviet Rubles, Lenin’s Rube plays with narratives, re imagines value and asks questions, that are relevant today. 49.125x49.25