Lot #95 | Dead City

Dead City by Sergey Melnikoff, a.k.a. MFF
Biosphere Reserve Karadag, Crimea, Ukraine. 2013
Camera Fuji GX617 / 90mm Lens

  • Size 67”x39,4” (170×100 cm)
  • Acrylic plasticization thickness 5 mm
  • Ready to hang | Ship in crate | Free shipping worldwide
  • This artwork comes with an Honorary Plaque
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  • We provide a tax deduction certificate as a 501(c)(3) charity

  • What is the quality of the photos taken by MFF with their unique cameras?
  • Each MELNIKOFF artwork, which is available at our charity auction, maintaining its uniqueness and artistic value. Every piece is a one-of-a-kind treasure, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity personally signed by the author.
  • By buying this artwork, you can make a meaningful contribution to the Mother Teresa Rehabilitation Center and help provide vital support to Ukrainian children who have lost limbs in the Russian-Ukrainian war.
  • 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

Discover the unique beauty of Karadag Nature Reserve, where the sea, land, and intricate layers of volcanic rocks intersect. The name “Karadag,” which means “black mountains” in Crimean Tatar, may be deceiving as not all parts of the mountains are black. Various angles and times of day reveal different shades of color, creating a mesmerizing landscape of caves, grottoes, and intricately weathered rocks.

While the status of a biosphere reserve may prohibit visitors from exploring its territory, photographer Sergey Melnikoff was granted special permission by Dr. Borys Paton, the President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine to capture the breathtaking scenery of Karadag.

One of the most iconic spots within the reserve is the “Dead City,” captured in a stunning two-meter panoramic photograph encased in thick acrylic glass. This masterpiece portrays a sunset in soft tones, with dark blue sea, black rocks, and twisted branches of wind-swept trees. Come and experience the magic of Karadag Nature Reserve, where nature’s artistry is on full display.

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