Lot #171 | The Heart Of Tibet For The XIV Dalai Lama

by Sergey Melnikoff, a.k.a. MFF
Tibet. 2010
Camera Fuji Panorama GX617 / 90mm Lens

● Size 70,9”x23,6” (180×60 cm) or As Per Your Request
● The ultraHD Photo Print Under 5 mm Thick Acrylic Glass
● Comes with a Wall Plaque of the Good Samaritan
● Free Worldwide Shipping in a Crate

Each MELNIKOFF artwork, which is available at our charity auction, maintaining its uniqueness and artistic value. By producing acrylic glass photographs at our production facility in Kyiv, we gives you the chance to own an exquisite work of art by one of the most well-known photographers in the world, as well as a historical memento created in Ukraine during the war.

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Lot Essay

The Heard of Tibet by Sergey Melnikoff, a.k.a. MFF, for Dalai Lama’s 75th Birthday

A stunning photo “The Heart of Tibet” was put on art canvas for His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama on his 75th anniversary. American artist Sergey Melnikoff, a.k.a. MFF, and his daughter Anastassia presented a giant panorama as a birthday gift on June 15th, 2010 at His Holiness’ residence in Dharamsala.

“Tibet Today”

A Precious Album for Dalai Lama’s 75th Birthday
A Journey of Two Dilettantes Across an Occupied Land

by Tom Saville

An American corporation, International Photo & Video News, Inc., has released a unique photo album to celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s birthday. Only 10 copies of the album have been released, and the majority of them have already been sold despite the announced price of $10,000 for each album.

The background of the album is quite unique. In May of 2010, a student from the University of North Florida named Anastassia Melnikoff and her father, Dr. Sergey Melnikoff, a famous American photographer also known as MFF, traveled to Tibet to attend the Buddhist Saga Dawa Festival, a celebration of Buddha’s Birthday that takes place during the full moon of that month. Armed with special panoramic photo equipment, Sergey and Anastassia committed to completing the sacred 32-mile Kora around Mt. Kailash, and they took stunning photographs of the scenery throughout their expedition.

Melnikoff’s publisher took an additional two months to complete the photo album “Tibet Today.” The careful handmade work put into each of the 10 copies of the album adds to its value and rarity. The album is an impressive 17 by 14 inches in size, allowing every detail of the magnificent photographs to stand out. All the photo illustrations are printed on the thinnest canvas and pasted on pages that are separated and protected by transparent paper made out of rice leaves.

The album contains fifty wonderful photographs of Tibet, including portrait photography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in his residence at Dharamsala in India. The first page is dedicated to the Tibetan-born boy Tenzin Gyatso for his 75th birthday. The credits and rich ornaments in the album are handmade by Tibetan artists in Nepal, and the Buddhist themed screens are painted with true golden and silver paints. The authentic Buddhist Tauka is also inserted in the album, and the hardcover is decorated with beautiful, colorful silk. All the colors are chosen by master craftsmen, making these albums truly valuable.

The publication “Tibet Today” speaks volumes about the beauty of the people of former Tibet and their day-to-day lives in this still mysterious corner of the world. This book offers a profound insight into the unique world of beauty and way of life that exists in Tibet today.

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