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    Sale 2110

    Fine Photobooks From An Important Private Collection

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 40

    EL LISSITZKY

    Price Realised  

    EL LISSITZKY
    Raboche-Krest'ianskaia Krasnaia Armiia -- Red Army of Workers and Peasants. Edited by Fedor Rodinov. Moscow: OGIZ-IZOGIZ, 1934.

    Oblong folio (290 x 350 mm). Illustrated throughout with black and white and tinted photographs and photomontages, one of these a 4-page fold-out. Original blue-black cloth, front cover blocked with image of a tank (gilt flaked-off); cloth folding box.

    FIRST EDITION. A VERY GOOD COPY of the work which includes one of Lissitzky's boldest propaganda collages: the large fold-out montage featuring Stalin reviewing his troops, all set within the red star. "It is a book version of one of those memorable May Day parades" (The Photobook). The Photobook, vol. I, pp.170-173; The Russian Avant-Garde Book 1044.


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