Iskusstvo Kommuny [Art of the Commune.] Petrograd: IZO NKP [Visual Arts Section of the People's Commissariat for Enlightenment], December 7, 1918-April 13, 1919.
19 issues. Broadsheet journal, 460 x 300 mm, each issue 4 pp. Lightly browned, some cross folds cracked or torn, edges slightly chipped.
A COMPLETE RUN OF ONE OF THE EARLIEST AVANT-GARDE JOURNALS ISSUED IN PETROGRAD. The publication was founded by Mayakovsky, Lissitzky and others, and featured contributions from nearly all of the leading avant-garde figures. Each issue comprises 4 pages of reviews, artistic news, poems, and essays. Some of Mayakovsky's "best poems of the period 1918-1919 were first published [in Iskusstvo Kommuny] as what might be termed 'poetic editorials'" (Rudy p 281). Rarely seen in its complete form. Rowell and Wye The Russian Avant-Garde Book p 164.