AKSENOV, IVAN ALEKSANDROVICH. Pikasso i okresnosti. [Picasso and Environs.] Moscow: Tsetrifuga, 1917. 4to. With 12 mezzotint plates after Picasso. Original color decorated wrappers designed by A.A. Exter. Wrappers rubbed and soiled; internal soiling.
FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST WORK ON PICASSO IN RUSSIAN. Exter was an important Ukrainian avant-garde painter who belonged to the Cubo-Futurists, Suprematists and Constructivists before settling in Paris where she met Picasso and became known primarily for her set and costume designs. Aksenov was a poet, critic and translator associated with the Russian Futurists.
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