Ernst Neizvestny, 91, Sculptor Who Stood Up To Khrushchev – And Then Designed His Tombstone

“In 1962, Neizvestny met Khrushchev at an art show held by the Moscow Manege. Khrushchev derided the sculptor’s work for being ‘degenerate'” – to which Neizvestny, a burly war hero, replied, “I’m not afraid of your threats.” The sculptor emigrated to the U.S. in 1976, and went on to have public works on three continents.