29 November 2007
MALEVICH, Kazimir Severinovich (1878-1935), and KRUCHENYKH, Aleksei Eliseevich (1886-1968) and Zina V. Porosyata. [Piglets]. St. Petersburg: Svet, 1913.
4° (205 x 149mm). 2 lithographs by Malevich, including one on the front cover, tipped-in and as issued. (Wear to the deckle edges.) Original printed wrappers with tipped-in lithograph (light soiling, light wear at extremities). Provenance: Sotheby's, 2 June 1988, lot 64.
FIRST EDITION. MALEVICH'S FIRST PUBLISHED LITHOGRAPHS: 'Peasant Girl' and 'Perfect Portrait of a Constructor' illustrating the text of Zina V., an 11-year-old girl writing in a style very similar to Kruchenykh's, together with poems by him. A VERY GOOD COPY. Karshan 1-2; MoMA, The Russian Avant-Garde Book, p.74.
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