Worldbackwards (Mirskontsa)

A work made of handmade book with lithographs and lithographed text in black on cream wove paper, with collaged cover, pamphlet sewn.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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  • A work made of handmade book with lithographs and lithographed text in black on cream wove paper, with collaged cover, pamphlet sewn.

Date:

1912

Artist:

Natalia Goncharova (Russian, 1881–1962), Mikhail Larionov (Russian, 1881–1964), Nikolai Rogovin, and Vladimir Tatlin (Ukrainian, 1885–1953)
written by Velimir Khlebnikov (Russian, 1885–1922) and Aleksei Kruchenykh (Russian, 1886–1968)
published by G. L. Kuz’min i S. D. Dolinsky (Russian, 20th century)

About this artwork

These recently acquired books by progressive Russian artists and poets, made between the revolutions of 1905 and 1917, aimed to overthrow conventions of art and society simultaneously. Their makers believed that art and language needed to become immediate and real—part of everyday life—and as a result these Futurist books were willfully made with cheap materials, and appeared purposely unrefined, as if they were products of wild and primitive behavior.

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Artist

Natalia Goncharova

Title

Worldbackwards (Mirskontsa)

Origin

Russia

Date

1912

Medium

Handmade book with lithographs and lithographed text in black on cream wove paper, with collaged cover, pamphlet sewn

Dimensions

187 x 149 x 5 mm

Credit Line

Director's Fund, Laura T. Magnuson fund, Ada Turnbull Hertle fund

Reference Number

2009.251

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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