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Mykaachi-vegetarianets, zhe bolboso bir medal’dyn eki beti [Cannibal Vegetarian, Or Two Sides of the Same Coin], a bilingual Kyrgyz/Russian poster by the Kukryniksy Collective: People’s Artists of the Soviet Union Mikhail Kupreyanov (1903-1991), Porfiry Krylov (1902-1990), and Nikolai Sokolov (1903-2000). Published by Kirgizgosizdat, Frunze, 1941, 1941. 59.5 x 44 cm.

Hitler may have introduced a series of humane animal protection laws, but he is not averse to spilling rivers of human blood. This is a scarce regional version of the popular Kukryniksy poster; credit for the original Russian-language rhymed caption goes to Samuil Marshak.

Among numerous awards showered by the Soviet regime on the Kukryniksy trio over years, one must mention the 1942 Stalin Prize for their poster production.

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KUKRYNIKSY Cannibal Vegetarian, Or Two Sides of the

Estimate $1,200 - $1,800May 10, 2015