• Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Pa auction at Christies

    Sale 7677

    Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art

    12 - 13 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 579

    Nikolai Tarassov (1896-1969)

    Two designs for Nord-Ost film posters: Ice-breaker; and Loading the ship

    Price Realised  

    Nikolai Tarassov (1896-1969)
    Two designs for Nord-Ost film posters: Ice-breaker; and Loading the ship
    with Russian inscription 'N. Tarasov 1928/Theatre design' (on the reverse)
    crayon, gouache and collage, one with pencil, on card
    the first 13 x 10 in. (33 x 25.3 cm.); the second 10 x 13 in. (25.3 x 33 cm.) (2)


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    In 1928 the film Nord-Ost appeared on the Soviet screens. Directed by C. Sabinsky (1885-1941), and starring Zoia Valevska and Sergei Trotskii, the film was about exhibitions dedicated to the conquest of the Arctic seas. The original film has been lost and the present lot is rare graphic evidence of its legacy.

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