May 10, 2012 - Sale 2278

Sale 2278 - Lot 46

Price Realized: $ 3,120
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
40 1/2x29 1/2 inches, 103x75 cm. Society of Moscow Artists.
Condition B+: restoration and minor restored losses along vertical and horizontal folds; abrasions and creases in image.
A tribute to Mayakaovsky, the great poet of the revolution, futurist and inspiration for the Russian avant-garde artistic community, upon his death at his own hand. Beneath one of his famous revolutionary maxims, "to offer all my sonorous powers of a poet to you, the attacking class," the image is a collage of clippings, photos and posters of art work, appearances and events relating to Mayakovsky. Although unsigned the work could be that of Varvara Stepanova.