4 April 2013
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.)
With Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto
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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
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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