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    Sale 7472

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 248

    RODCHENKO, Aleksandr. Poet Vladimir Maiakovskii (on the chair). 1924.

    Price Realised  

    RODCHENKO, Aleksandr. Poet Vladimir Maiakovskii (on the chair). 1924.

    Silver print (296 x 228mm), Cyrillic stamp on the verso 'Foto Rodchenko', 'N2/II' in red pencil, 'V. Maiakovskii 1924' in green ink, (expertly restored in the bottom left hand corner and along the edges), matted. Provenance: Il'ia Erenburg (gift inscription from Rodchenko dated June 1941).

    A RARE PORTRAIT OF MAIAKOVSKII, PRESENTED BY RODCHENKO TO IL'IA ERENBURG. Cf. Lavrentiev, Alexander Rodchenko. Photography 1924-1954, 72, noting that a similarly cropped vintage print of the image is at the Maiakovskii Museum in Moscow.


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