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66
El Lissitzky
BEAT THE WHITES WITH THE RED WEDGE
Estimate
70,000100,000
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66
El Lissitzky
BEAT THE WHITES WITH THE RED WEDGE
Estimate
70,000100,000
JUMP TO LOT

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El Lissitzky
1890 - 1941
BEAT THE WHITES WITH THE RED WEDGE
Lithograph printed in red and black, 1919-20, on off-white wove paper, published by UNOVIS, Vitebsk
sheet: 515 by 630 mm 20 1/4 by 24 3/4 in
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Catalogue Note

This rare poster is one of only a few known surviving impressions printed by the Russian avant-garde artist group UNOVIS in 1919-20.  Yevgeny Kovtun, former curator at the Russian State Museum, St. Petersburg, explained that UNOVIS required large editions of this poster and therefore two matrices were used.  The Lenin Library, Moscow, houses the only known impression of the alternate 1919-20 state.

Two other impressions of Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge have sold in these rooms on April 29, 2011 (lot 57) and April 26, 2012 (lot 131).  The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston owns a third impression, which was originally in the collection of Solomon Telingator, a Soviet typographer and student of El Lissitzky. Each of these posters is identical to the present example.

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