GAGA. The Fame

GAGA. The Fame, incjet print, 35 x 50 cm, 2011. Courtesy of the artist

On April 12th 2011 the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first human flight in outer space. Yuri Gagarin visited Bulgaria on May 25th 1961 – that was the second country he visited after the flight in the course of his “world tour”. It is in Sofia during this trip that the famous photograph of Gagarin holding a white dove was taken. This photograph became the source image for the Pablo Picasso drawing/serigraph/lithograph from 1961 titled “A Drawing for Yuri Gagarin”.

"After the flight", Curator: Iara Boubnova
ICA Gallery, 2011