Russian businessman Viatcheslav Kantor currently serves as the president of the European Jewish Congress. He primarily buys works by Russian artists of Jewish extraction, ranging from School of Paris painters Marc Chagall and Chaim Soutine to Russian conceptualists Ilya Kabakov, Erik Bulatov, and Grisha Bruskin. Kantor’s collection forms the basis of Moscow’s Museum of Avant-Garde Mastery, which he founded in 2001.
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