KANDINSKY, VASILY. 1866-1944.
Tekst khudozhnika. [The Artist's Text.] Moscow: IZO NKP, 1918.
4to. 58 pp. Illustrated with 25 photogravures and 4 line block pictures. Original decorated tan wrappers. Backstrip detached.
A continuation in Russian of Kandinsky's "Reminiscences" that first appeared as the German monograph Kandinsky, 1910-1913 (Berlin: Der Sturm, 1913). It covers his work produced from 1902 to 1917. When World War I broke out in 1914, Kandinsky was forced to return home where he came in contact with Malevich, Rodchenko, Tatlin and other members of the Russian avant-garde. After the Revolution, Kandinsky published his revised reminiscences with IZO or Arts Section that Tatlin headed at Narkompros, the People's Commissariat of Enlightenment. MoMA 181.