The Boy Who Would Be Tsar: The Art Of Prince Andrew Romanoff

February 12 2008 - April 26 2008

Andrew Romanoff is the grandnephew of Russia's last tsar, Nicholas II (1868–1918). Today Romanoff lives outside of San Francisco, California in the small town of Inverness. His preferred medium is Shrinky Dinks (plastic sheets that shrink by two-thirds when cooked in the oven). Romanoff draws and paints, shrinks the inimitable scenes, and then mounts them on panels. His work depicts personal memories, impressions of American news and culture, and scenes of domestic life. In the book that accompanies the exhibition, Romanoff's modern version of Russian miniatures chronicles a most unusual, almost magical childhood. Text and images are used with courtesy of Gallery 16, San Francisco.