10 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,875
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
Vystavka Iaponskoe Kino -- Exhibition of Japanese Cinema. Text by N. Kaufman and others. Moscow: All-Union Society for Cultural Relations Abroad, 1929.
Oblong quarto (211 x 146 mm). Numerous black and white photographs. (Light soiling.) Original photo-illustrated card covers, printed in yellow and black (light wear, shallow crease on the back cover); card chemise.
FIRST EDITION. DESIGNED BY EL LISSITZKY. RARE: WorldCat locates only one copy in the USA, at the Getty. NOT IN MOMA. In the 1920s Japanese cinema saw the flourishing of films with a Marxist agenda known collectively as Kaiko-Eiga. These were suppressed by the state but one, Suzuki's 'Nani Gakanojo Wo So Saretaka' (1930), became the highest grossing Japanese silent film.
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