The players "Blue Square" paintings sold at auction for charity
On Friday 4 December the paintings done by the players during last year's art lesson at the Hermitage were put under the hammer for charity.
The players created their interpretations of Kazimir Malevich's "Black Square" back in July 2019 as part of Zenit and the State Hermitage Museum's cooperation agreement. Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the Hermitage and a Trustee of the Anton is Near Foundation, gave the players a tour of the Hermitage before the footballers had an art lesson and painted their creations in various shades of blue, white and sky blue.
All fund raised by Zenit and the Hermitage during the art auction will be donated to the Anton Is Near Charitable Foundation who've asked us to pass on their thanks to both the club and the museum.