Moscow: Sovetsky khudozhnik, 1966. Item #341
17,  pp. Illustrations: , 10,  pp. 16x14 cm. In original illustrated stapled wrappers. Illustrations block is stapled separately and laid in. Slightly rubbed wrappers, inscribed on title page by the artist (1968). Otherwise very good.
Very rare. One of 600 copies. Signed by the artist.
Sergei Luchishkin (1902-1989) was a Soviet artist. He studied at VKHUTEMAS in workshops of A. Arkhipov, Liubov’ Popova, Alexandra Ekster. He became a member of art groups ‘Method’ and OST in 1924 and participated in their avant-garde exhibitions. In 1920s he took part in different radical art experiments, for example, he ran a studio called ‘‘Projection theatre’’ from 1923 till 1929 where he connected constructivist scenography with rudiments of absurd theatre.
The introduction to the catalogue was written by artist himself with a very brief biography and some memories. The list consists of 141 works with a title, year, size and materials. Ten black and white reproductions show works from 1927 to 1966.
The front wrapper reproduced Luchishkin’s most famous work called ‘‘Ballon flew away’’ (1926). Interesting that this painting was very early acquired by Tretiakov gallery in 1927 after author exhibited it at the 3rd OST art show which was suggested by gallery’s director Igor’ Grabar’. In those years gallery’s fund was rarely replenished because the question of gallery’s existence still hung in the air. As a part of gallery’s collection it was shown pretty often, in example in 1929 at Children in Art show, later it travelled a lot across the world, and became known to public.
Not in Worldcat.