Prince Igor: Imaginary Portraits
Conceived by Dodie Kazanjian
The Song of Igor’s Campaign translated by Vladimir Nabakov
Karma, New York, 2014
88 Pages, hardcover
7 1⁄2 × 5 3⁄4 inches
Edition of 800
Alexander Borodin’s opera Prince Igor, adapted in part from the epic The Song of Igor’s Campaign, made a significant impact on Russian history but left behind no definitive visual record. Prince Igor: Imaginary Portraits was published for the opera’s revival at the Met and includes many of the most prominent artists of two generations. Each artist has created a portrait of the 12th-century Russian warlord Prince Igor. Artworks by: David Adjaye, Kristin Baker, John Baldessari, Thome Browne, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Francesco Clemente, Peter Doig, Rachel Feinstein, Ryan Johnson, Alex Katz, Ragnar Kjartansson, Thomas Lawson, Raymond Pettibon, Elizabeth Peyton, Peter Saul, Peter Schjeldahl, Peter Schlesinger, Dana Schutz, Dasha Shishkin, Sophie von Hellerman, Charline von Heyl, Michael Williams.