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Kandinsky, Wassily.
TEKST KHUDOZHNIKA [ARTIST'S TEXT]. MOSCOW: NARKOMPROS, 1918
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Kandinsky, Wassily.
TEKST KHUDOZHNIKA [ARTIST'S TEXT]. MOSCOW: NARKOMPROS, 1918
LOT SOLD. 1,440 GBP
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Kandinsky, Wassily.
TEKST KHUDOZHNIKA [ARTIST'S TEXT]. MOSCOW: NARKOMPROS, 1918
4to (307 x 212mm.), photographic portrait, black and white photographic illustrations, one mounted coloured illustration, original pictorial wrappers, light soiling in lower outer corner of title-page
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Provenance

presentation copy, inscribed in Russian by Kandinsky on the title-page to O.P. Andreyevskii

Literature

Hellyer 177; S. Compton, Russian Avant-Garde Books 1917-1934 (London, 1992), p.128 & fig. 17; Compton (1978), p.29, fig. 17; The Russian Avant-Garde Book 181

Catalogue Note

first russian edition and first separate printing, rare. This is a translation of a piece that first appeared in print in 1913 in the periodical Der Sturm. The illustrations of the new works by Kandinsky and the style of the pictorial cover reaffirmed Kandinsky's radical approach to the avant-garde art of Russia. Kandinsky had made his reputation in Western Europe and did not return to live in Russia until 1916. Kandinsky and Rodchenko were instrumental in setting up the Moscow Institute of Artistic Culture (INKhUK) with the aim of scientifically investigating art.

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