10 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,875
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 8,000
ALEXANDER RODCHENKO AND VARVARA STEPANOVA
USSR In Construction. Number 12 [The Parachute Issue], in German. Moscow: OGIZ-IZOGIZ, December 1935.
Folio (410 x 295 mm). Numerous monochrome photographs in various tints, origami-folded centerfold, fold-out (parachute fold-out in sections, light wear). Original illustrated wrappers, printed in blue, red and black (staples removed); in a cloth slipcase together with the item below.
THE RARE 'PARACHUTE' ISSUE -- THE BEST OF "ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFULLY PRODUCED MAGAZINES OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY" (The Photobook).
USSR In Construction. Number 7 [The Mayakovsky Issue], in Russian. Moscow and St. Petersburg: Isskustvo, 1940. Folio (415 x 297 mm). Numerous black and white photographs, fold-out (light wear in lower corners). Original photo-illustrated wrappers (spine-ends splitting, some wear); in a cloth slipcase together with the above. [And:]
IGNATOVICH, Boris. Vladimir Mayakovsky. Gelatin silver print (285 x 109 mm), (spot retouching, light wear), annotated on verso in an unknown hand, matted, framed and glazed.
THE MAYAKOSVSKY ISSUE, WITH A GELATIN SILVER PRINT OF A MAYAKOVSKY PORTRAIT BY BORIS IGNATOVICH. This image is reproduced in a montage on the seventh double-page spread of this issue. Ignatovich was a major contributor to USSR In Construction throughout its publication. (3)
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