Saturday, 18 February 2012

Finding Lenin

Rick Minnich goes photographing statues of Lenin in his work The Book of Lenins (1993-96), which documents his journey to publish a book about Lenin monuments. Minnich digs up the 60 foot Lenin statue which stood in East Berlin until 1992 and was buried by the new German government (Minnich, 2011).

According to a Spiegel report, Berlin plans to dig up this statue for an exhibition at Spandau Citade, to be displayed among statues of various German era (Crossland, 2010).

Crossland, David (2010) 'Hello Lenin': Berlin to Resurrect its Disgraced Monuments [Online],1518,674218,00.html [16/02/2012]
Minnich, Rick (2011) The Book of Lenins - English version [Online] [16/02/2012]