NOT YOUR ORDINARY
April 21, 22 & 23
Friday- 4 pm - 8 pm
Saturday- 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday- 12 noon - 5 pm
Anatole Krasnyansky: "A man full of life and energy."
as a set designer for ABC, MGM,
Universal, Paramount and Twen-
tieth-Century Fox. After a few
Academy Award shows and sev-
eral variety shows, he returned
to his first passion — painting.
By the mid 1980s, Mr. Kras-
nyansky's surrealistic paintings
were selling for as much as
$25,000. Painting on a Japanese
rag paper mounted on canvas, he
worked with two brushes to give
his pieces a sense of depth and
His work shows the influences
of Picasso and Matisse.
Unlike most surrealists, Mr.
Krasnyansky's figures maintain
a loose resemblance to human fig-
ures, such as clowns, musicians,
fools and actors. Overall, his style
is similar to fellow Russian artist
Chemiakin, although Mr. Chemi-
akin's images tend to be more
sarcastic and satirical, Mr.
The 30 pieces of original work
created for the Park West show
took Mr. Krasnyansky more than
a year to create.
"He was working seven days a
week, 16 hours a day toward the
end," Mr. Scaglione said.
Because of the "more realistic"
art market, Mr. Krasnyansky's
work sells for a third of the price
demanded in the 1980s. But Mr.
Scaglione expects the prices of
Mr. Krasnyansky's paintings to
increase by 40 percent within a
year, and double within the next
The remaining works from the
Krasnyansky show will hang
alongside assorted pieces by Cha-
gall, Dali, Darer and Picasso. On
April 27, the new works of Peter
Max will open at Park West. Mr.
Max's exhibit is sponsored by the
American Red Cross in associa-
tion with the upcoming Rhapsody
in Red Ball. 0
he Judah Magnes Museum
in Berkeley, Calif., will host
"It Belongs in a Museum:
through May 7.
Benjamin Bufano's mosaic of
Albert Einstein, a carved cane
presented by G-eronimo to a Jew-
ish-Alaskan fur-trader, an illu-
minated folk-art Haggadah from
18th century Holland, and the
constitution of the 19th century
Hebrew Burial Society of
Bucharest are highlights.
Also included are prints are
drawings by Marc Chagall, 20th-
century painters Edith Altman
and Robert Natkin; Evvy Eisen's
photographs of Bay Area Holo-
caust survivors; the Cynthia
Rudman Memorial Collection of
embroidered Torah binders; rare,
At the corner of Orchard Lake & Lone Pine Roads
To benefit Variety, the Children's Charity
109 N. Center
GLASS: SHEER DIMENSIONS
centuries-old stone tablets with
carved Hebrew lettering, from
the Middle East; and European
Jewish wedding ensembles.
For information, call the
gallery, (510) 549-6950.
Hours: M—TH 10 6, FRI. 10-7, SAT. 10-5, SUN. 12-4 ,c32
An antique miniature Bible, its case
and a photograph of the owner. From
the new Judah L. Magnes exhibit.
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