Sculpted Soviets was the second Storefront exhibition by Russian- born artist Leonid Sokov. Using political imagery such as a bear clashing with an eagle and busts of former Soviet leaders, Sokov continued the artistic tradition of the early 20th-century Russian avant-garde. Whereas his predecessors aimed to celebrate Russian political identity and military power, Sokov’s roughly carved sculptures critically reinterpreted the heroic imagery and mythology dear to the Russian political elite.