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Cranbury, NJ, United States
DoneSun, Jun 5, 2011 5:00 PM GMT

June 2011 Auction - Russian Posters

Our June 2011 Posters Auction is scheduled for June 5. Bidding will start at 1pm ET. Live internet bidding will use the LiveAuctioneers platform. To participate in live bidding by phone, please contact us in advance, or fill out the phone bidder request form on our website.

We are very happy with the caliber of material offered in this sale. Aside from posters by "big name" artists (Klutsis, Rodchenko, Moor, Deni), and from an exciting group of Cheremnykh-Mayakovsky Volga Famine Relief posters, you will find many "little gems", among them the exotic posters of Azerbaidjan ROSTA, the rayeshnik style 1904 posters of the Russo-Japanese War (these are, in essense, first mass produced Russian political posters; their influence on the Futurists of Segodnyashnii Lubok, and,indirectly, on ROSTA art of the Civil War, and even on early WWII posters production should not be underestimated), a political photo montage poster by the great Soviet film posterist Mikhail Dlugach, and many outstanding posters by relatively obscure artists (Lamadze, N. Yaguzhinsky, Sokolik - to name a few).

We are particulaly excited by being given an opportunity to auction the remarkable USSR 8 poster by K.Zdanevich - his is the major name in the history of the Russian avant-garde, and his posters are virtually impossible to find. Another one of a kind offering is N. Muratov's artwork for the first Boyevoi Karandash poster executed in the satirical caricature manner (no.4 in the 1939-40 series). As always, we had included as many popular WWII period posters as we could get our hands on since the last sale.

Last, but not the least, this auction also includes a small group of Spanish Civil War posters, and a pair of WWII posters produced by the French Voluntary Legion.