The story about Boris Sveshnikov
We saw in the section "Assessment" - people were asked to rate schedule Sveshnikov. I remembered the story, there did not write, but wanted to share.
In 1992 I made another, failure, attempt to learn English. I found courses, the class of 10 people. A teacher - a woman aged 60-65 years. In view of the former nobility. Small, but posture and attitude, just tuned on the seriousness and discipline. I as always truant and did not do their homework. But for some reason it asked me for help.
We had something to carry. It turned out paintings from the Tretyakov Gallery, the new on the Crimean Val. They came to Stalin's house, I took pictures of the apartment. And to leave, but after some doubts, invited to drink tea. With the words that usually does not let anyone, because it flat - it is a museum of her husband, an artist. I entered: huge ceilings, and all four feet of the wall hung pictures of Boris Sveshnikov. Then the name meant nothing to me, but the picture fascinated. For three hours, I looked at and admired, and she told me the tragic fate of both of them. And Stalin's era and her husband's illness and her recent years to sign him (because could not) and I signed the book, autographed by her husband, saying that he take this as a sign, any examination will confirm. Also said that the painting does not sell or would want to leave them in the museum headquarters.
In two or three, I went to a gallery owner friend in the cabinet, and on the wall of one of his paintings from the Sveshnikov. I just out of hand, saying where you Sveshnikov? He was surprised by my knowledge and told him that he had just arrived the young man, offered from the collection left by a relative of several paintings, and for early (seen him someone incorrectly suggested) would like more than the later ones, and my friend, gallery owner, bought for $ 3000 per . With the words - a good artist will be more expensive. And I realized that my wife Sveshnikov - died, and the museum it has not happened. After two years in the CHA in 1999-2000, I had already seen the work of the smaller size for $ 20,000. And now, under $ 100,000.