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Parisian Parade

A work made of stencil.

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  • A work made of stencil.

Date:

August 17, 1942

Artist:

Nikolai Ernestovich Radlov
(Born St. Petersburg, 1889; died Moscow [?], 1942)
Samuil Iakovlevich Marshak
(Born Voronezh, 1887; died Moscow, 1964)

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Nikolai E. Radlov

Title

Parisian Parade

Place

Russia (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1942

Medium

Stencil

Inscriptions

“SS” in Russian stands for “son of a bitch." And recently, For prestige, Berlin paraded its fierce SS-men, Along the streets of Paris. And that same day The German Great Dane Guarding France Began to bark more fiercely, Than before, In order to be heard On the English Channel: “Woof! Woof! Our Parisian parade Lasted two hours straight!” A dirty lapdog named Fifi From the agency HAVAS-OFI [the French news agency] Squealed in response: “Parade, yes, parade! Here in Paris!" And to this barking of fascist hounds Others responded from the distance: “The parade lasted a hundred hours!” Two small dogs yelped In Sofia. Inscribed on the map: Great Britain Alarmed The dogs’ chorus Is still not Silent. But why are the dogs barking? Apparently, they’re trying to scare someone. And, as is always The case with dogs, They only end up Scaring themselves.

Dimensions

251.8 × 100 cm (99 3/16 × 39 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries

Reference Number

2010.143

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