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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, USA

  • Literature

    G. Shudakov et al, Pioneers of Soviet Photography, London: Thames and Hudson, 1983
    S. O. Khan Magomedov, Rodchenko: The Complete Work, London: Thames and Hudson, 1986
    A. Lavrentiev, Alexander Rodchenko: Photography 1924 –1954, London: Konemann, 1995

  • 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 15.2 x 22.2 cm (5 7/8 x 8 3/4 in.) to 24.1 x 18.4 cm (9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.) or the reverse.
Each numbered '21', ‘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 21 from an edition of 30 plus 5 hors commerce.

Estimate
£18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for £22,500

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Photographs

London 8 May 2014 4pm