Moscow: Rabochaia Moskva, 1926. Item #507
#6, 10, 12 for 1926. 33x23,5 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Spine and back cover repaired with the adhesive tape (#6), tears of the edges, otherwise very good and clean internally.
Extremely rare survival.
Three issues of short-lived satire supplement to the newspaper ‘Working Moscow’ which was the curious product of collaboration of Vladimir Mayakovsky and Mikhail Cheremnykh. In the newly formed country they became the founders of propaganda satire art, co-created ‘The ROSTA Windows’ and participated in the magazine ‘Krokodil’. Two issues are opened by striking caricatures by Cheremnykh, one of them is particularly interesting for the rst publication of his caricature of Mayakovsky on the front cover. The caricature was never reproduced to our knowledge.
Issued only in 1926, this magazine gathered the best pieces of Soviet satire appeared in the periodicals during one week and published the new literary works. Among them are three Mayakovsky’s poems: the fragment of ‘A Conversation with a Tax Collector about Poetry’, ‘My Walks through the Streets and Alleys’ and ‘The Hooligan’. The first one had published at the same time as a separate edition in Tbilisi, the rest poems appeared for the rst time.
Not in the Worldcat.