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ALEXANDER RODCHENKO (1891-1956)
Zoo ('Pro Eto'), 1923
gelatin silver print
date and various notations in an unknown hand in pencil (on the verso)
image: 6¼ x 4¼in. (16 x 10.8cm.)
sheet: 6 3/8 x 4 3/8in. (16.2 x 11.2cm.)
Provenance
With Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto
Literature
Lavrentiev, Alexander Rodchenko: Photography 1924-1954, Knickerbocker Press, 1995, pl. 27, p. 44; Dabrowski, Dickerman and Galassi, Aleksandr Rodchenko, The Museum of Modern Art, 1998, cat. no. 71, p. 182

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The original photocollage maquette which illustrated Pro Eto (About This), Vladimir Mayakovsky's romantic poem about Lily Brik, is in the collection of the State Mayakovsky Museum in Moscow.

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