Lot 161: A THEATRE COSTUME DESIGN BY SAKHNOVSKY, 1932
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VSEVOLOD SAKHNOVSKY(RUSSIAN 1903-198-?) Costume Design, 1932, gouache and pencil on paper, 12 x 7 1/2 in (30 x 19 cm), signed and dated lower right.
Vsevolod Sakhnovsky actively participated in the Blue Blouse, an influential agitprop theater troupe. He mainly worked on theatrical stage and costume designs. He also created numerous playbills and posters for the Blue Blouse performances, and extensively worked on designs of group`s printed production. When the Blue Blouse publications were discontinued, they were replaced by a similar magazine called Small Forms, to which Sakhnovsky contributed many of his works.