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Lot 79: KRUCHENYKH, Aleksei (1886-1968), Ol'ga Vladimirovna ROZANOVA (1886-1918) and Kazimir MALEVICH (1879-1935). Vozropshchem [Let's Grumble]. St. Petersburg: Svet, 1913.

Est: $2,000 USD - $3,000 USDSold:
Christie'sNovember 15, 2011New York, NY, US

Item Overview


KRUCHENYKH, Aleksei (1886-1968), Ol'ga Vladimirovna ROZANOVA (1886-1918) and Kazimir MALEVICH (1879-1935).Vozropshchem [Let's Grumble]. St. Petersburg: Svet, 1913.

8υo (192 x 144 mm). 3 lithographic plates on white paper (loosely inserted), one by and after Rozanova and 2 by and after Malevich, one full-page illustration after Rozanova. Text printed on pale green paper. (Some very light marginal browning.) Original printed wrappers (some light darkening, illegible small ink stamp and ball point note on lower wrapper).

FIRST EDITION. KRUCHENYKH'S FIRST TYPESET BOOK, with early lithographs by Malevich, and a poem, a polemical essay and a short play celebrating Futurism and zaum poetry. The three sections of the text -- poetry, drama and prose -- are complemented by the three lithographs. Although printing with conventional types, Kruchenykh experiments here with capital letters, punctuation and justification. MoMA, The Russian Avant-Garde Book, p.75; Hellyer 255; Stein Libri cubisti 55.


Property from The Collection of Robert Shapazian

Auction Details

Books & Manuscripts

November 15, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY, 10020, US