Sunny artist Andrey Pozdeyev monument in Krasnoyarsk
Monument to Andrey Pozdeyev has become one of the symbols of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Almost every family has photos in an embrace with Pozdeyev. For many Krasnoyarsk young people this figure is considered to be a cult. To the sunny artist come with a variety of requests. And they say, that the monument fulfills the desires. During his life time he was very kind. Krasnoyarsk artist Andrey Pozdeyev (1926-1998) painted vivid, contrasting pictures, combining innocence and freshness. According to the international art rating (the world’s top artists XVIII-XXI centuries) he was one of those who formed the world artistic heritage.
Paintings by Pozdeyev are in many museums around the world, including the Tretyakov Gallery and the Russian Museum. A significant collection of paintings available in the Krasnoyarsk State Art Museum named after VI Surikov.
Opening of the monument took place on September 27, 2000. The author of the monument is Moscow sculptor Yuri Zlotya. During the existence of the monument appeared a tradition: passing, be sure to rub his nose, hold the handle of the umbrella and make a wish.
However, the fate of the monument is still not easy. In the summer of 2007 hooligans broke off a bronze umbrella of the monument. But very soon somebody repaired the monument, but the umbrella became bright blue.
Unfortunately, in recent years the monument has become hostage to superstition. The residents of the city of Krasnoyarsk figured out that it is necessary to rub the nose of A. Pozdeyev, and all wishes come true. Dark face and a bright shiny nose – destroy the holistic perception of the artistic image. In desperation, a sculptor’s friends, and his widow VM Pozdeyeva are outraged. After all, a monument to Andrey Pozdeyev is not a nameless sculpture-trick. It is the memory of an extraordinary man who lived in the city, walking these streets, and pleased people with his paintings. In addition, it is such people as Andrei Pozdeyev, probably ridiculous from the standpoint of eternity, reimbursed the world goodness for all of us – rushing, busy and absorbed with momentary troubles.
The artist left his paintings – they are looked for and bought for a lot of money.