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El Lissitzky

Plate 3, from 1. Kestnermappe Proun, 1923

Lithograph in black and grey
23 2/5 × 17 1/10 in
59.4 × 43.4 cm
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Alice Adam Ltd.
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From the edition of 50, published by Eckart von Sydow, Hannover, Verlag des Buchhändlers Ludwig Ey, …

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From the edition of 50, published by Eckart von Sydow, Hannover, Verlag des Buchhändlers Ludwig Ey, Hannover, Germany. There is a red collector's ink stamp below the signature (not in Lugt). In good condition.

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Signed in pencil, on smooth wove paper.
El Lissitzky
Russian, 1890–1941
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A key figure in the vanguard of Bolshevik artists who shaped the aesthetic program of Soviet Russia, El Lissitzky was a pioneer of design, architecture, typography, and installation art. Lissitzky experimented with new technologies and media, developing a style that helped define 20th-century propaganda and modern graphic design. Building on the philosophy of Kazimir Malevich and Suprematism, Lissitzky, Aleksandr Rodchenko, and the Constructivists sought to dedicate their art to the advancement of Soviet society. Lissitzky’s political poster Hit the Whites with the Red Wedge! is a seminal example of Constructivism, which employs allegorical geometric shapes and text to capture the Bolshevik ideology of progress, formalizing the rejection of established artistic traditions. Believing art to have the power to transform society, Lissitzky said, “Art can no longer be merely a mirror, it must act as the organizer of the people's consciousness.”

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From the edition of 50, published by Eckart von Sydow, Hannover, Verlag des Buchhändlers Ludwig Ey, …

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From the edition of 50, published by Eckart von Sydow, Hannover, Verlag des Buchhändlers Ludwig Ey, Hannover, Germany. There is a red collector's ink stamp below the signature (not in Lugt). In good condition.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed in pencil, on smooth wove paper.
El Lissitzky
Russian, 1890–1941
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A key figure in the vanguard of Bolshevik artists who shaped the aesthetic program of Soviet Russia, El Lissitzky was a pioneer of design, architecture, typography, and installation art. Lissitzky experimented with new technologies and media, developing a style that helped define 20th-century propaganda and modern graphic design. Building on the philosophy of Kazimir Malevich and Suprematism, Lissitzky, Aleksandr Rodchenko, and the Constructivists sought to dedicate their art to the advancement of Soviet society. Lissitzky’s political poster Hit the Whites with the Red Wedge! is a seminal example of Constructivism, which employs allegorical geometric shapes and text to capture the Bolshevik ideology of progress, formalizing the rejection of established artistic traditions. Believing art to have the power to transform society, Lissitzky said, “Art can no longer be merely a mirror, it must act as the organizer of the people's consciousness.”

El Lissitzky

Plate 3, from 1. Kestnermappe Proun, 1923

Lithograph in black and grey
23 2/5 × 17 1/10 in
59.4 × 43.4 cm
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location
Chicago
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