Made in: USSR
RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA POSTERS. Sovetskii politicheskii plakat 1917-1967 gg [The Soviet Political Poster 1917-1967]. Leningrad: Lenizdat, 1967. Suite of 52 reproductions of Soviet propaganda posters. Color photolithographs, 28 x 21 inches each. Original decorated cloth-backed portfolio. Some edges of posters repaired with cellotape; portfolio discolored and rubbed. WITH: VLADIMIR VLADIMIROVICH MAYAKOVSKY. "Za vlast sovetov" ["For Soviet Power"]. Moscow: Gospolitizdat, 1957. Suite of 20 color photolithographs (including title page) designed by Nikolai Nikolaevich Dolgorukii, 19 ¼ x 13 inches each. Original color decorated sleeve (worn with tears along folds). One of the enduring art forms to emerge from the Russian Revolution was the political propaganda poster. Some of the era's most important political cartoonists including D. Moor, V. Deni, A. Radakov and "The Kukryniksii" (Mikhail Kupriyanov, Porfiri Krylov, and Nikolai Sokolov) produced barbed satirical agit-prop posters to sell the Soviet cause to the Masses during and after the Revolution. This suite, issued to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, reproduces some of the best examples of the half century of the USSR. N.N. Dolgorukii's satirical drawings that make up "Za vlast sovetov" are matched with appropriate quotations from the work of the Poet of the Revolution.