A Game in Hell: A Poem (Igra v adu: Poema)

A work made of book with 26 lithographs and lithographed text in black on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of book with 26 lithographs and lithographed text in black on cream wove paper.

Date:

1914

Artist:

Kazimir Malevich (Russian, born Ukraine, 1878–1935) and Ol’ga Rozanova (Russian, 1886–1918)
written by Velimir Khlebnikov (Russian, 1885–1922) and Aleksei Kruchenykh (Russian, 1886–1968)
published by EUY (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

Kazimir Malevich

Title

A Game in Hell: A Poem (Igra v adu: Poema)

Origin

Russia

Date

1914

Medium

Book with 26 lithographs and lithographed text in black on cream wove paper

Dimensions

183 x 140 x 15 mm

Credit Line

Director's Fund

Reference Number

2009.266

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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