artist unknown “Vladimir Lenin” / paint 
 (Originally produced in 1965, this Lenin bust was identical to many others installed throughout Russia: plaster-cast, painted dark to resemble a bronze patina, and displayed in public places across the East Bloc. In 1989, during the Monday Demonstrations (a series of peaceful political protests against the government which ultimately lead to the breakdown of the communist regime), this particular bust was defaced by protesters.)

artist unknown “Vladimir Lenin” / paint

(Originally produced in 1965, this Lenin bust was identical to many others installed throughout Russia: plaster-cast, painted dark to resemble a bronze patina, and displayed in public places across the East Bloc. In 1989, during the Monday Demonstrations (a series of peaceful political protests against the government which ultimately lead to the breakdown of the communist regime), this particular bust was defaced by protesters.)

Christopher Schreck