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    Sale 12034

    Christie's Interiors

    16 March 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 421

    Rosalia Rabinovich (Kiev 1895-1988 Moscow)

    Metro; Automobile; USADACC, X years USSR; Red Theatre; USSR; and Abstract design

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    Rosalia Rabinovich (Kiev 1895-1988 Moscow)
    Metro; Automobile; USADACC, X years USSR; Red Theatre; USSR; and Abstract design
    all signed in Cyrillic and variously dated
    the first, second, third, fourth and sixth pencil and bodycolour on paper; the sixth pencil, bodycolour and metallic paint on paper, unframed
    17 ¾ x 11 ¾ in. (45.1 x 29.8 cm.); and smaller
    (6)


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    Rosalia Rabinovich was a noted illustrator and designer of posters and created the poster for the Russian Pavillion at the Paris International Exhibition, 1937.The Red Theatre was founded in 1924 in St Petersburg, by G.A. Avlov, V.E. Volfom and I.G. Terentiev. It opened its doors with the staging of John Reed’s novel Ten Days that Shook the World, 1919, about the October Revolution in Russia in 1917, which Reed experienced firsthand. USADACC is an abbreviation for Union of Societies of Assistance to Defense and Aviation-Chemical Construction of the USSR. It was founded on 27 January 1927.