Susan Weissman pays tribute to the Mexican artist and son of Victor Serge, Vlady Kibalchich, who died recently.
Vlady Kibalchich, born in Petrograd in June 1920, died on 21 July 2005 at home (in his studio) in Cuernavaca, Mexico, after a difficult battle with cancer which began as a melanoma but spread to his brain. He was 85. It is customary to say that someone of that age had a 'full life', but in Vlady's case it is an understatement. The 20th century was his life. La Jornada headlined his death by saying 'a subversive creator and critic of power has died'.