Ivan Minekov is a leading Bulgarian contemporary sculptor and one of the few artists in the world whose work has been launched into space. In the year of 2000 his portrait of Dimitar Peshev was placed in the Palace of Europe in Strasbourg. The bust was inaugurated by Lord Russel Johnston.
Minekov's statues are owned by private collectors throughout Europe, USA, Israel and Japan. He is included in the Bulgarian Encyclopaedia of Fine Arts and the Council of Europe's Art Catalogue of 2009.
Ivan Minekov's works can be purchased online on www.lanternartgallery.com