UniCredit Bank takes special pride in its collection of works by Russian post-avant-garde artists. These are works of high ethical significance, born from of a dialogue with the avant-garde, dating from the 1920s and 1930s with the addition of several works created in later years by masters who were active in the 20s and 30s. The guiding principle in building the collection was to bring together works by talented post-avant-garde artists, reflecting the system of cultural, artistic and moral values, which took shape in the 1920s and lived on through subsequent decades.
The art collection of UniCredit Bank includes works of “independent” art, which met with official disapproval in the Soviet period, but the value of which has been recognized today. The most notable works adorn the Bank’s head office in Moscow.
The collection numbers several rare works by representatives of the Russian post-avant-garde, such as Daniil Cherkes, Leonid Zusman, Rostislav Barto, Nadezhda Udaltsova, Antonina Sofronova and others. Outstanding works in the collection include The Dream by Leonid Chupyatov, Woman for All Times by Daniil Cherkes, Landscape with a Railway Bridge and In the Mountains of Armenia by Alexander Drevin, as well as Nadezhda Udaltsova's rare Still Life with Hunting Bag and Rifle, another version of which is held by Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.