Reception honoring art historian Dr. Alla Rosenfeld, Ph. D., and the release of MOSCOW CONCEPTUALISM IN CONTEXT, hosted by Alexandre Gertsman, April 14, 2011

The release of “Moscow Conceptualism in Context”, published by Prestel in collaboration with the Zimmerli Art Museum of Rutgers University, was celebrated at the Alexandre Gertsman Contemporary Art Gallery, honoring the book’s General Editor, Dr. Alla Rosenfeld. Dr. Rosenfeld developed the book’s concept and its themes in addition to overseeing all stages of its creation and publication. Her past work includes editor, co-editor and contributor to numerous publications as well as a sought after lecturer and art historian. Dr. Rosenfeld previously held the office of Vice President and Senior Specialist in the Russian Paintings Department at Sotheby’s in New York. She also conducted, along with Benjamin Doller, the Vice-Chairman of Sotheby’s, the charitable auction for the American Friends of the Tretyakov Gallery foundation, presided over by Mr. Gertsman, at Jazz at Lincoln Center-Time Warner Center.

Amongst the guests in attendance at the reception were Suzanne Delehanty, Director of the Zimmerli Art Museum; Zakhar Kolovsky, General Director of the State Museum and Exhibition Centre in St. Petersburg, Russia; Susan Tumarkin Goodman, Senior Curator of The Jewish Museum in New York; the highly-regarded Russian-American artists Grisha Bruskin, Vitaly Komar and Leonid Sokov, and an Academician Natalya Nesterova who is based in Moscow.

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