KLIUTSIS, B. Perished Leaders.
Lot 3083
KLUTSIS, GUSTAV GUSTAVOVICH, AND SERGEI YAKOVLEVICH SENKEN, illustrators. KON, FELIKS YAKOVLEVICH, editor. Pamyati pogibshikh vozhdei. [In Memory of Fallen Leaders.] Moscow: Moskovskii Rabochii, 1927.
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KLUTSIS, GUSTAV GUSTAVOVICH, AND SERGEI YAKOVLEVICH SENKEN, illustrators.
KON, FELIKS YAKOVLEVICH, editor. Pamyati pogibshikh vozhdei. [In Memory of Fallen Leaders.] Moscow: Moskovskii Rabochii, 1927.
Folio. 88 pp. Original Constructivist laminated boards designed by G. Klutsis and S. Senkin. Minimal wear.

BANNED SOVIET ALBUM. Klutsis was the most important of the Stalinist agitprop poster artists who worked primarily with photocollage. Senkin also produced propaganda posters. Kon was a prominent Polish Communist. Other contributors include Nadezhda Krupskaya, Lenin's widow, and Stalin himself. This title appears on p 197 in vol. II of Svodnyi spisok (Combined List), 1973, p 197, that listed all books that were banned from Soviet libraries and bookstores. Klutsis was arrested during the Great Purge and executed.
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