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'Siamese Twins' with its artist Alla Tkachuk featured as the 'Image of the Week' in The Times's Art Review, 23 Sept 2003
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Siamese twins Stalin/Hitler double portrait Painting

Alla Tkachuk

United Kingdom

Painting, Oil on Wood

Size: 48 W x 76.4 H x 2 D in

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The ‘Siamese twins Stalin/Hitler double portrait’ is part of 'The 20th Century Dictators' series (2002-2009). The photograph of the 'Siamese Twins' together with artist Alla Tkachuk featured as ‘The Image of the Week' in The Times' Art Review. For the image Alla was named the 'Critic's Choice' by Saatchi Online in 2007. ‘The 20th Century Dictators' series was exhibited at Crone Gallery in Berlin in 2007. ‘The 20th Century Dictators' series is a set of paintings, floor adhesive prints, posters, wallpaper design, billboard, and animation that explores the images of Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, Mao Zedong and Stalin in contemporary context going beyond the historical or documentary analysis. The animation 'Christ is Not an Aryan' - that includes this work - was screened on Europe’s largest digital screen in 2007 on top of the Axel Springer Building and was dabbed as “one of three things to see in Berlin” by Bild newspaper (Germany) and BZ Magazine (Germany) at the time of the screening. The series' artworks form 7 exhibition environs: • Environ 1: Full length life-size paintings of naked Hitler, Mussolini, Mao Zedong, Stalin, and Franco • Environ 2: ‘Heads’, as floor-adhesive vinyl prints, and 48-sheet billboard 'Dictators TM’ • Environ 3: ‘Torsos’, posters • Environ 4: 'Limbs Composition' prints accompanied by 'organic sounds' activated by motion-sensing technology • Environ 5: 'Group Portrait' wallpaper, which covers the walls of this environ space, and animation ‘Christ is not an Aryan’ • Environ 6. Double portraits • Environ 7: 'Memorabilia Shop' where audience ‘buys into' the dictators by purchasing various merchandise: cups, bags, scarfs, coasters. For more information, please visit the artist’s website:

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Painting:Oil on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:48 W x 76.4 H x 2 D in

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Graduating in sciences Alla has enjoyed a career in fine art. Her work has featured on the front pages of The Times (UK) and Bild (Germany), and in the Guardian, Independent, Jackdaw Art Review, Art Industry, Hello!, Der Spiegel, Die Welt, ITV, and other media platforms. She has exhibited worldwide. Her work is included in the art collections of the Royal College of Music and the BBC Public Ownership Collection. She is a recipient of the Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence Award, UK Millennium Award, and Gold Medal of the Lead Awards. Alla is an RSA Fellow. She is based in London, UK. More on  

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