How do I buy a Ukranian folk artist's print - Maria Primachenko?
October 20, 2013 3:45 AM   Subscribe

I fell in love this week with Maria Primachenko who is just so so good, like staring at the pictures on my screen in wonder and delight, and I badly want a full-size or at least reasonably large print to frame - I love them all, so any of her works would do. All I can find are some dubious quality replicas at Wahooart, but I'll settle for postcards at this point. I can't find any of the books or albums about her on my usual book source searches either. Any ideas?
posted by viggorlijah to Shopping (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Try searching using the spelling "Pryimachenko." When I did that on Bookfinder and on Amazon, I got some decent hits, at least for books and albums. No idea about how to find prints, unfortunately. The alternate spelling didn't help me there.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 5:22 AM on October 20, 2013

This may be helpful:

Apparently this museum has a substantial collection of her work. This may mean that they have a gift shop with prints to sell. Alas, they do not seem to have a website, but they do have a phone number.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 5:59 AM on October 20, 2013

You're looking for a good quality reproduction, right? Not a signed, numbered artist's print--she didn't work in print-making. The Folk Art museum in Kiev has some of her work.
posted by Ideefixe at 6:25 AM on October 20, 2013

From what I've seen, Ukrainian museums aren't set up to sell prints and postcards. Ukraine has minimal online shopping, since intercity parcel service is pretty bad. It looks like a volume of reproductions of her work was published in Ukraine in 2008. This claims to have copies for distribution in the US. Your other option is to buy a used copy from a private seller in Kiev, in cash, in person, because that's how Ukrainians seem to roll.
posted by Nomyte at 12:18 PM on October 20, 2013

Jesus, I hate phones. It took me ten minutes to write that comment and it still didn't come out right.
posted by Nomyte at 1:11 PM on October 20, 2013

Response by poster: Thanks to all who answered - I have my Christmas present sorted out now! I also am pestering friends who travel to the Ukraine to keep an eye out for me.
posted by viggorlijah at 3:19 AM on November 12, 2013

Response by poster: Just updating: my husband surprised me with two very nice books of Pryimachenko ordered over ebay from the Ukraine. One was two decades old, and the other was a museum gallery copy from a centenary exhibition.
posted by viggorlijah at 2:53 AM on July 10, 2014 [1 favorite]

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