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Sale 2449 Lot 59
GEORGIJ KIBARDIN (1903-1963) [LET'S BUILD A FLEET OF AIRSHIPS IN LENIN'S NAME.] 1931.
40x28 inches, 101 1/2x71 cm. Ogiz-Izogiz, Moscow.
Condition A-: repaired tears at edges; creases and abrasions along vertical and horizontal folds. Framed.
Kibardin was one of the many artists who toiled away in Soviet State studios to help meet the massive demand for Soviet visual propaganda during Stalin's regime. He might very well have been one of Klutsis' students at Vkhutemas, as his photomontage system is directly inspired by the master designer, reflecting all the impressive design elements that Klutsis himself used. It is a dynamic composition built strongly on the use of the diagonal, with Lenin, the Zeppelins, and the banners held by the crowd below, all at complementary angles to each other. The graphic movement is accentuated by the tower, jutting up in the middle of the image. The poster exists in different Russian dialects, which change with each poster all the way down to the printed names on the sides of the dirigibles. Power of Images p. 59.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $5,250