Jun 18, 2020 - Sale 2538

Sale 2538 - Lot 35

Price Realized: $ 5,250
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Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
ALEXANDER (1891-1956) & VAVARA RODCHENKO (1894-1958) [MAYAKOVSKY / "GOOD!"] Circa 1950s.
32 1/4x20 1/2 inches, 82x52 cm.
Condition A: minor skinning in bottom margin. Mounted on Japan.
Depicting a verse from the poet's 1927 poem, "Good!" and illustrated with photographs of the progress of the Soviet Union both agricultural and urban. The poem reads, 'And I / like the spring of mankind / born / in labor and battle / sing / my fatherland / my republic!' The same verse appears on a 1958 commemorative statute of Mayakovsy in Moscow's Triumfalnaya Ploshchad (Triumphal Square), which was renamed Mayakovsky Square in the 1930s.