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EL [LAZAR MARKOVICH] LISSITZKY (1890-1941)
EL [LAZAR MARKOVICH] LISSITZKY (1890-1941)

Proun in Material (Proun 83), 1924

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EL [LAZAR MARKOVICH] LISSITZKY (1890-1941)
Proun in Material (Proun 83), 1924
gelatin silver print
annotation 'N51' in ink (on the verso)
image/sheet: 5½ x 4in. (14 x 10.2cm.)
Provenance
Gift from the artist to his assistant;
with a private dealer, Germany;
to a private collection, Chicago;
with Edwynn Houk Gallery, Chicago
Literature
El Lissitzky: Experiments in Photography, Houk Friedman Gallery, 1991, pl. 7, p. 21

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Lot Essay

Proun (Project for the Affirmation of the New) was a series begun by Lissitzky in 1919 after he became familiar with Kasimir Malevich's Suprematist principles. Lissitzky created 98 Prounen over the next seven years. This, number 83 in the series, was a construction of wood and celluloid and is now lost.

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