Last of the Eurasianists

2009, screenprint on uncoated paper, 100 × 70 cm, edition of 10 (+AP), numbered
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As with many thorny ideas, Lev Gumilev’s Eurasianism has been hijacked, hacked, vulgarized. What was a critique of the Enlightenment underpinnings of Russia’s pivot to the West under Peter has today sadly become a shorthand for Russian nationalism. In that vein, to misquote Bono: “(Charles Manson) Alexander Dugin stole this song from (The Beatles) Lev Gumilev, we’re stealing it back.”