Kasimir Malevich, 1878-1935:  "What a Boom!  What a Blast",  37 x 56 cm. (14 1/2 x 22 in.)
Lot 126
Kazimir Malevich, 1878-1935 Nu i Tresk-zhe, nu i grom-zhe [What a Boom, What a Blast!] 37 x 56 cm. (14 1/2 x 22 in.)
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Kazimir Malevich, 1878-1935
Nu i Tresk-zhe, nu i grom-zhe [What a Boom, What a Blast!]
coloured lithograph
37 x 56 cm. (14 1/2 x 22 in.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Purchased from Kunsthalle, Bern 1960

    Exhibited:
    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Malevich, 1970, (Illustrated on p.10.)

    Literature:
    Donald Karshan, Malevich the Graphic Work: 1913-1930 A Print Catalogue Raisonné, Israel Museum, Jerusalem 1975, No.23, p.117

    After Germany declared war on Russia in August 1914, the government established a publishing house, ‘The Contemporary Lubok’, which commissioned work from prominent artists, including Malevich, who drew six anti-German propaganda posters in the style of folkloric prints. Dimitri Moor, Burliuk and Lentulov also designed posters with the captions being written by Maiakovsky. (See exhibition catalogue Kazimir Malevich 1878-1935, Russian Museum, Leningrad, 10th November 1988 – 18th December 1988, No.194.)
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