21 May 2016
V. Mukhina's Monument “Worker and Kolkhoz Woman”, Project of the V. Lenin Monument on Top of the Moscow Palace of Soviets and The Alexander Column in Palace Square, Leningrad, three works.
Each gelatin silver print, he largest measuring 53 by 31.5 cm and the smallest 27.5 by 13 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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