21 May 2016
A Collection of Photographs, from the series “Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works. Open-Hearth Furnace”, three works, one signed and titled in Cyrillic on the reverse.
Each gelatin silver print, the largest measuring 51 by 30.5 cm and the others 42 by 30 cm.
Photographed and printed c. 1930s.
Provenance: Private collection, Europe.
Vadim Kovrigin (1901–1962) was a well-known Soviet photographer, a friend of Vladimir Mayakovsky, Kazimir Malevich and Alexander Rodchenko. In the 1930s, he worked as a photographer for the magazine SSSR na stroike and for the state news agency TASS. In the late 1940s, he captured on camera the major state events and political figures, including Joseph Stalin. He was tried for treason in 1950; after rehabilitation in 1956, Kovrigin worked for TASS.
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