29 November 2007
ZDANEVICH, Kirill and KRUCHENYKH, Aleksei. Turnir Poetov. [Tournament of Poets]. Moscow: Lefovtsev, 1929.
Oblong 2° (204 x 178mm). Lithographed throughout, illustrations, printed in red and black. Original stapled lithographed wrappers printed in red (light wear).
FIRST EDITION. A VERY GOOD COPY. Number 83 of 150 copies only. With lithographed covers after Zdanevich, and a portrait of Kruchenykh after Terent'ev. This collection includes poems by Aseev, Pasternak, Maiakovskii, Tretiakov, Khlebnikov and others. RARE: not in MoMA; ABPC records only one copy selling at auction in over 30 years.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
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