Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948)
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Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948)

The artist at work; and fifteen erotic drawings

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Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948)
The artist at work; and fifteen erotic drawings
five signed with the artist's monogram and inscribed; two inscribed and dated; two inscribed; one dated
fourteen coloured pencil and two pencil on paper; one double-sided
17 ½ x 11 ½ in. (43.5 x 29.5 cm.) and smaller
(16)Some dated between 1933-1945
Provenance
Andrei Moskvin (1901-1961), Moscow.
Acquired from the above by the father of the present owner in the late 1990s.
Literature
J.-C. Marcadé & G. Ackerman, S. M. Eisenstein. Dessins secrets, Paris, 1999, four illustrated nos. 71, 118, 120 and 148.
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Lot Essay

Andrei Moskvin, a well-known cameraman, worked with Eisenstein on the production of his last film, Ivan the Terrible and subsequently received a collection of Eisenstein's erotic drawings, a selection of which is offered here.

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