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“As if she were alive”: the ugly bust on Galina Volchek’s grave was replaced by a new sculpture

Date: May 26, 2024 Time: 06:08:37

The official inauguration date of the new monument is still unknown. Photo by Marina Raikina/mk.ru

“A nightmarish horror or a terrible nightmare,” is one of the softest descriptions that sounded at the monument next to the grave of Sovremennik artistic director Galina Volchek at the Novodevichy cemetery, erected in 2021 (Galina Borisovna passed away in 2019 at the age of 86). ). Actor Stanislav Sadalsky spoke more clearly than others: “Something crooked and disproportionate looked at you askance, and even with moles, which Galina Borisovna could not stand and which she finally got rid of. They put a cigarette in her hand; in general, everything that “complemented” the image.” They cursed his son, actor, director and producer Denis Evstigneev: how did he allow this to happen?!

I must admit that all the criticism, even the most offensive ones, was fair. That “crooked” bust was sculpted by the respected sculptor Georgy Frangulyan, the author of the Moscow monuments to Joseph Brodsky, Samuil Marshak, Yevgeny Primakov, Aram Khachaturyan, Mikhail Bulgakov… The devil knows why his bust of Volchek, for say it like that. slightly, it didn’t work.

“Nightmare of terror or a terrible nightmare” – this is one of the softest descriptions that sounded at the monument at the grave of the artistic director of Sovremennik, Galina Volchek.

Photo: social networks

Fortunately, it is no longer in the director’s grave. In Novodevichy, the installation of a new monument to Oleg Ershov is being completed; the photo of him was published by Moskovsky Komsomolets. They say that the idea was suggested to him by the famous theater artist and set designer Alexander Borovsky-Brodsky. Finally, the recognizable Galina Borisovna looks across the space, leaning on a white chair and resting her chin on her hand. This is Volchek’s famous pose, known from dozens of photographs: the director painfully reflects on the performance. Only in the photo there was always his constant cigarette in his right hand, which this time they did not reproduce in stone (apparently, they considered it unnecessary in these times of healthy living).

And it seems that the new job was a success. Beloved son Denis corrected his inadvertent mistake. Now even Sadalsky thought that “the new monument is incredible, luxurious, moving, worthy…”

The official inauguration date of the new monument is still unknown. Perhaps October 1, the day the season begins at Sovremennik, when the theater group traditionally visits Galina Volchek’s grave.

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