Browse Lots

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
Stenberg Brothers (Vladimir, 1899-1982; Georgi, 1900-1933) & K. Meduenzky
The cinema - a relatively new art form in the 1920s - had obvious social applications for use as propaganda because of its basic narrative character, and its growth and experimentation were encouraged through the Soviet Union (Pack, p.7). Accordingly, a proliferation of film advertisements and posters were produced, attracting artists to the new design opportunities afforded by the medium.
Stenberg Brothers (Vladimir, 1899-1982; Georgi, 1900-1933) & K. Meduenzky

THEATRE KAMERNY DE MOSCOU

Details
Stenberg Brothers (Vladimir, 1899-1982; Georgi, 1900-1933) & K. Meduenzky
THEATRE KAMERNY DE MOSCOU
lithograph in colours, 1923, condition B+/A-; not backed
28½ x 18½in. (72 x 47cm.)
Literature
Ades, p.120; Mount, p.40; Le Coultre, p.266

Condition report

If you wish to view the condition report of this lot, please sign in to your account.

Sign in
View condition report

Lot Essay

The Stenberg Brothers revolutionized the concept of the film poster in the 1920s. They were also prominent figures in Moscow's artistic Avant-garde circles, working in a variety of mediums, from Constructivist sculpture to theatre design and architecture.
The experimental and renowned Karmeny (Chamber) Theatre, founded in Moscow in 1914 by the Russian director Aleksandr Tairov, strove for a synthesis of all of the theatrical arts, including ballet, opera, mime, music and drama. Tairov had commissioned set and costume design by the Stenberg Brothers for several of his productions, as they shared his vision.
This poster promotes a short run the troupe had in Paris in 1923. It is the only Stenberg poster ever produced for use outside of the Soviet Union.
;

More from Graphic Masterworks: A Century of Design

View All
View All