"Everywhere I look, I see people writing about me. I find this completely unmarxist concentration on a single individual very harmful. It is wrong, undesirable and unnecessary. And as for these portraits! They are all over the place! What’s the point of it all?"
-Lenin (quoted by Margarita Tupitsyn in The Moscow Vanguard Art: 1922-1992, forthcoming with Yale University Press)
*This might as well be a critique of celebrity and American capitalism.