ROZANOVA, OLGA, illustrator.
KRUCHENYKH, ALEKSEI. Utinoe gnezdyshko durnykh slov [Little Duck's Nest of Bad Words]. Petrograd: EUY, 1913.
8vo (190 x 135 mm). 20 lithographs. Collage on blue paper wrappers. Spine partially split with some internal soiling.
ONE OF 500 COPIES. One of the great hand-lettered Cubo-Futurist books. The radical poet Kruchenykh was a towering figure in Russian culture prior to the Revolution; and his influence is still being felt in his country's literature. He produced extraordinary books of verse with many Cubo-Futurist painters that challenged the traditional book arts through experimentation with different forms of reproduction and unexpected variations of paper stocks. Rozanova was an important member of Russia's avant-garde at a time when women artists were of equal stature with their male colleagues.
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