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Controversial artist Zurab Tsereteli has hinted he may slap together a sculpture of President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
"I don't rule out this possibility, but I should create an image first," Tsereteli told a press conference on Tuesday. "They are both very flexible," he added.
The 76-year-old Georgian-born artist, whose grotesque works are dotted across Moscow and St. Petersburg, already tried his hand at Putin in 2004, when he depicted the then-president in a martial arts judo gi outfit.
His record also includes a sculpture of his patron, Moscow's ex-mayor Yury Luzhkov, as a street cleaner.
He plans to erect a monument to the Nobel-winning poet and novelist Boris Pasternak in front of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow before the yearend, he said, but added that he would put it in one of his museums if Pasternak's relatives did not approve of it.
He also said that he is currently working on a sculpture dedicated to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi, but declined to disclose any further details.
Tsereteli's most famous and most visible creation is a 98-meter monument to Peter the Great on the Moscow River, but the odds are it may soon be shipped out of Moscow, after acting mayor Vladimir Resin said the monument's relocation is being considered.
MOSCOW, October 12 (RIA Novosti)
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