Prince Igor: Imaginary Portraits, Conceived by Dodie Kazanjian, Translated by Vladimir Nabokov

Published in concurrence with the art exhibition Prince Igor Imaginary Portraits, this book includes a 1960 translation of “The Song of Igor’s Campaign,” the poem that Borodin’s opera Prince Igor was based upon. The 23 participating artists featured in the show were a part of the largest exhibition in Gallery Met history and were further immortalized in this book’s cumulative efforts. Artists such as Elizabeth Peyton, John Baldessari, Dana Schutz, and Alex Katz created a portrait of the 12th-century Russian warlord Prince Igor, who made a compelling affect on medieval Russian history and astonishingly never had a visual depiction of himself. Hardcover. 

Edition of 800

Karma, New York, 2014

Related Items