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Russian Avant-Garde Art saved by the desert

Igor Savitsky — collector and museum founder.
Igor Savitsky — collector and museum founder.
Militza Zemskaya

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A new documentary opening in Los Angeles today tells the story of one man's quest to save Russian Avant-Garde art from the Soviet regime. In 'Desert of Forbidden Art', we learn how Igor Savitsky smuggles over forty thousand artistic gems out of Russia, before housing them in a museum set in the remote desert town of Nukus in Uzbekistan. Filmmakers Amanda Pope and Tchavdar Georgiev share the story.