Is it possible that the Malevich paintings, documented by the Russians as lost, do exist? This book sheds light on the incredible story of about 50 rediscovered Malevich oil paintings. It follows the Stalin regime's order to liquidate art masterpieces by the greatest artists such as Kazimir Malevich, Wassily Kandinsky, Lazar Lissitzky, Lyubov Popova, Natalia Goncharova, and many others, that were referred to as the "enemy of the people."
Over 2,600 of these artworks were found half a century later, at the National Art Museum's basement in Kiev. Billions of dollars-worth of cast-off artworks were strewn around that basement. This must be the largest collection ever to have been discarded by its owner.