MacDougall Auctions 30 May 2006

30 May 2006

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Design for MOSSELPROM Poster for the Red October Factory (formerly Einem)

* 63. RODCHENKO, ALEXANDER 1891-1956

Design for MOSSELPROM Poster for the Red October Factory (formerly Einem) signed 1923. Exhibition label of the MOMA exhibition 1998 on the reverse.

Gouache, collage on paper, 83 by 58 cm.
100,000-150,000 Pounds

Provenance: Private collection, US.
Exhibited: Aleksandr Rodchenko, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York 1998. Kunsthal Dusseldorf 1998 - 1999. Modern Museet, Stockholm 1999.
Literature: Christina Kiaer, Imagine No Possessions: The Socialist Objects of Russian Constructivism, published by MIT Press, Cambridge, MA 2005.
Illustrated: Exhibition catalogue: Alexander Rodchenko, New York 1998, p. 196, illustration 106. Christina Kiaer, Imagine No Possessions, Illustarted on the book jacket and as Plate 16, after p. 182.

Rodchenko met Mayakovsky completely re-worked all traditional methods of advertising. This is the final design for the Mosselprom poster for the Red October factory.

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