Karlo Grigolia – Forbidden art at Georgia’s National Gallery

The exhibition “Forbidden Art” at Georgia’s National Gallery March 4-20 is a milestone and a giant leap in recognition of the art works by Georgian avantgarde sculptor Karlo Grigolia (1927-2014). During decades of official dogmas of Soviet Socialist Realism, he continued his own artistic path – in isolation and nonrecognition. Curator of the exhibition is grandson Giorgi Grigolia, (photos by Albert Vamling).

I knew Karlo Grigolia from the end of 1980s, when he also made my portrait (third row).