Vadim Sidur was one of the most amazing Russian sculptors. His most famous art cycles were “Coffin-Art” and “Iron Prophets”. His statues are made of industrial debris, rusty pipes, lumps of iron, of wood and stone. And he clapped on these materials hats and gloves. His works are striking, shoking and sometimes quite depressive, but don’t leave you indifferent.
From the cycle “Iron Prophets”
Yulia, Sidur’s wife
“The Beheaded Monarchs”, 1982
While working on the cycle “Coffin-Art” the artist used as a working material sewer pipes, details of automobile engines and other waste products of “The Second Nature” – human civilization.
Academician Vitaly Ginsbourg with his potrait
The monument, placed on academician Tamm’s grave
“To The Dead From Bombs”, 1965
The monuments “To The Dead From Bombs”, “To The Dead From Violence”, “To The Dead From Love” are established in Germany.
There are several pictures below, devoted to Genrich Bell’s visit to Sidur’s workshop.
“Kidnapping Of Europe”, 1974