Lot 414
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Vsevolod Meyerhold: A Soviet faience caricature bust, Pesochensky Faience Factory, Kirov, circa 1935

5,000 - 7,000 GBP
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  • porcelain
after the design by the Kukriniksy group, with stamped red factory mark

Catalogue Note

The director Vsevolod Meyerhold was one of the pioneering figures in experimental and early modern Russian theatre, known for developing a series of unique artistic methods and his avant-garde style. This early Soviet bust predated Meyerhold's prosecution for 'counter-revolutionary activities' during Stalin's purges of artists who denounced the Party-approved style of Social Realism.

For further information, please see T. Nosovich, I. Popova, Gosudarstvenniy Farforoviy Zavod, St Petersburg, 2005, p. 636.