[WEST UKRAINE] Vystavka suchasnoi ukrains’koi hrafiky: Katal’oh [i.e. Exhibition of Contemporary Ukrainian Graphics: Catalogue]
Lviv: Vidannia A.N.U.M., 1932. 32,  pp., 16 ill., 20 pp. ads. In original constructivist wrappers. Covers and first two leaves restored, ink note on p.5, otherwise very good.
First and only edition. Design was made by Ukrainian avant-garde artist Pavlo Kovzhun (1896-1939). He stood at the forefront of Polish Ukrainian art and has become a notable figure in the history of Ukrainian book design creating the covers, illustrations and bookplates. He was a founding member of the Association of Independent Ukrainian Artists and an author of several monographs about contemporary Ukrainian artists. The text on the front cover is printed in Ukrainian, Polish, French and German.
This catalogue for the second exhibition of the Association of Independent Ukrainian Artists collected works of Lviv avant-garde and Soviet constructivist artists. The exhibition was held in June 1932 and exposed almost 1400 works of 120 artists from Galicia, countries of Western Europe and Soviet Ukraine. A founder of the association Pavlo Kovzhun invited notable artists Sviatoslav Hordynskii, Vasilii Yermylov, Oleksii Marenkov, Mykhailo Boychuk, Mykhailo Andrienko-Nechytailo, et al. In catalogue, their works are divided into sections ‘Original Graphics’, ‘Narbut and the Expedition of Storing State Papers’, ‘Book: Covers, Decorations, Illustration’ and ‘Bookplates’. All printmaking techniques the artists used are listed just before reproductions of selected 67 works.
Another striking part of the catalogue is constructivist advertisements of various Lviv enterprises.
Worldcat shows paper copies located in Princeton and Harvard Universities, NYPL.