Detroit— The Vladinator is performing once again, and in a whole new way. This time, Vladimir Konstantinov's talent is on display in a medium other than hockey. He’s an artist, and his work will be on display in a gallery exhibit opening Thursday in Royal Oak.Click here to read more. Here's some of Владимир Константинов (ВК) art...
The show is titled "Animals and Inspiration."
Since the brain injuries Konstantinov suffered in the automobile accident six days after the Red Wings won the Stanley Cup in 1997, he has rehabilitated, with remarkable results, against some considerable odds.
He now occasionally walks around the dressing room at Joe Louis Arena with only a cane after years of using a walker.
Konstantinov often nods to greet people. But speech remains difficult, as does conveying feelings, according to those close to him.
Former Red Wings defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov’s artwork “Bird Flying” is on display at the Gallery U in downtown Royal Oak. (Photo by Clarence Tabb Jr./The Detroit News)
"Fast Horse," paint blots sandwich (Photo by Clarence Tabb, Jr./The Detroit News)