May 13, 2021 - Sale 2568

Sale 2568 - Lot 243

Price Realized: $ 1,820
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000

EL LISSITZKY (1890-1941)

WENDINGEN. Deluxe hardcover edition. Volume IV, Number 11. 1921.

13x12 1/2 inches, 33x31 3/4 cm. De Hooge Brug, Amsterdam.
Condition B+: darkening, deep scratch and minor abrasions to front cover; boards unevenly toned; spine worn, with losses at ends, remaining paper partially re-glued; slight foxing on inside covers; bearing Lissitzky's stamp in the lower right corner of front cover; original covers, re-strung with black thread. Prospectus in Dutch included inside.
Deluxe edition of 75 hardover issues in English (200 standard edition soft cover copies were published). This issue of the Dutch architectural journal Wendingen was dedicated entirely to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. The text by H.P. Berlage is accompanied by numerous illustrations of the celebrated architect's work and features one of El Lissitzky's most famous Suprematist designs. MoMA 979.1983, The Russian Avant-Garde Book 146, Sweeney 143, Wendingen p. 122.