43: [IVANOV, A.]. Mostly About the Red Air Fleet, c. 19
Skaz o derevne Klyache, da o sele Pshenichnom, o dele tonkom i politichnom, o chstnom bednyake kulake zhivoglote, a v obshchem, o krasnom vozdushnom flote. [A Tale About Two Villages, About Matters Both Delicate and Politically Sensitive, About an Honest Peasant and a Ruthless Kulak - but Overall About the Red Air Fleet], a poster by an anonymous artist, possibly by Alexandr Ivanov (1898-1937). Ordered by SibODVF, Novonoikolaevsk, c. 1923-1924. 87 x 70 cm.
An amusing rayek-style poster ordered by the newly organized Siberian section of the Society of the Friends of the Air Fleet (SibODVF). Peasants of a Siberian village that had embraced the ODVF’s call for donations benefit from their investment in a variety of ways; meanwhile, kulaks and backward peasants of the second village who ”prefer to spend their money on moonshine” ultimately come to a bad end.
Graphic and applied artist Alexandr Ivanov, a graduate of the Ekaterinburg Art School, spent 1917-1919 in Petrograd. He moved to Novonikolaevsk (later renamed Novosibirsk) in 1920. There, he became the head of the local workers’ art studio; studio students (including P. Ivakin, see the previous lot) were routinely involved in poster production. Later, he became the founder of the Novosibirsk chapter of AKhRR (1925).
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