10 + 10: Contemporary Soviet and American Painters, the first joint presentation of works by major American and Soviet artists, brought together works by 10 Soviet and 10 American painters under the age of 40, whose styles range from abstraction to realism. The show provided Americans with a glimpse of paintings by artists who came of age under Mikhail S. Gorbachev and gave the people of Moscow, Tbilisi and Leningrad a firsthand look at the work of divergent American artists such as David Salle, Donald Sultan, Peter Halley, April Gornik, Christopher Brown, Mark Tansey and Rebecca Purdum.
Organized by the Ministry of Culture of the U.S.S.R., Intercultura and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, the exhibition traveled to: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Artist's Union Hall of the Tretyakov Embankment, Moscow, USSR; Central Artists' Hall, Tbilisi, Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic; Central Exhibition Hall, Leningrad, USSR.
A fully illustrated catalogue, with essays by Viktor Misiano, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, and John BowIt, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Southern California, accompanied the exhibition.
This exhibition was organized by the Ministry of Culture of the U.S.S.R., Intercultura and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas.