Monument to Anton Chekhov

Bronze - 1.8m, Tokyo and Nice, two different versions, 2004 and 2010

The monument to Chekhov is created in a conceptual way and reflects the depth of the psychologism and drama of the image of the great writer. Chekhov’s figure vaguely resembles Don Quixote, and this is not due to the fact that Chekhov was tall and long. In his work, the sculptor wanted to convey the idea that all Russian literature is quixotic.

For this quixotic russian people paid 100 million lives. Kashtanka dog, which is depicted in a sharp flight, is nothing more than the image of the Russian people, who has swallowed the idea of ​​communism, and spits it out with its guts. The sculpture is set on an inclined plane, and nothing characterizes Russian life as this inclination.