Ronnie Dunn's converted barn/office is adorned with loads of artwork, not only images of the Southwest, but also works from around the globe as far as Russia.
"I'm very much involved in art," Dunn told The Boot. "I started buying art a few years ago and really like the work of T.C. Cannon, who is a native American artist. Then I was introduced to Soviet-era Russian impressionism and started collecting that, especially Gely Korzhev."
Dunn and friend Ray Johnson have partnered to found the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis, Minn., where Johnson lives.
"It's like owning an original piece of Mozart," Dunn says of buying a Korzhev painting. "Ray got started in the 1980s, going to Russia with teams of PhDs and art experts. They would buy this stuff before the wall came down and bring it back to the U.S. He has the largest collection of Soviet art outside of the Soviet Union."
by RTT Staff Writer
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