The Russian non-conformist artist, Vladimir Yakovlev belonged to the underground art movement. His works are part of the collections of some Russian and foreign museums, as well as private collections around the world. In 1990-1991 his artworks were featured in the The Other Art. Moscow 1956-1976 exhibition, organized by the State Tretyakov Gallery and the State Russian Museum. In 1995 the Tretyakov Gallery hosted his personal exhibition.