Museum Series Portfolio Number 2: Portraits

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, New York

  • Literature

    Lavrentiev, Alexander Rodchenko: Photography 1924-1954, pls. 70, 71, 85, 89, 100, 111, 125, 131 & 195

  • Catalogue Essay

    Titles include: The Poet Vlamidir Mayakovsky, 1924; Lily Brik, 1924; The Painter Alexander Shevchenko, 1924; Artist and Architect Alexander Vesnin, 1924; Artist, Producer and Publisher Alexei Gan, 1924; Artist and Designer Liubov Popova, 1924; The critic Osip Brik, 1924; Actor and Producer Vitaly Zhemchuzhny, 1924; Yevgenia Zhemchuzhnaya, 1924; The Sculptor Anton Lavinsky, 1924; The writer Elsa Triolet (sister of Lily Brik), 1924; Documentary Film-maker Esther Schub, 1924; The Worker’s Faculty Student, 1924; Varvara Stepanova, 1925; In the workshop of Rodchenko and Stepanova, 1925; The Film-maker Lev Kuleshov, 1927; The poet Nikolai Aseev, 1927; Vkhutemas Student Ivan Morozov, 1927; Varvara Stepanova, 1928; The Artist’s mother at the Table, 1928; Poet and Writer Sergei Tretyakov, 1928; Driver, 1929; Pioneer Girl, 1930; Actress Julia Solntseva, Producer Alexander Dovzhenko and Futurist-poet Alexei Kruchenykh, 1930; Professor Boris Schvetsov, 1930; Photoreporter Vadim Kovrigin at the Moscow-Volga Canal, 1934; Photojournalist Georgy Petrusov, 1934; Field Flowers, 1937

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Museum Series Portfolio Number 2: Portraits

Moscow and New York: Rodchenko/Stepanova Archives and Howard Schickler Fine Art, 1997. Twenty-eight gelatin silver prints, printed later by Alexander Lavrentiev and Yuri Plaksin.
Varying sizes from 6 x 8 3/4 in. (15.2 x 22.2 cm) to 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. (24.1 x 18.4 cm) or the reverse.
Each numbered '16' and ‘1–28’ sequentially in an unidentified hand in ink on a label affixed to the reverse of the mount. Colophon. Enclosed in a leather clamshell case. Number 16 from an edition of 30 plus 5 hors commerce.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

sold for $22,500

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Vanessa Hallett
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Photographs

New York Auction 8 October 2015