Size: 20.25 x 26 inches
Artist: El Lissitzky
An exhibition poster printed in 1971 for a show titled "Russian Art of the Revolution" which took place at the The Brooklyn Museum from June 15 - July 25, 1971. It makes use of El Lissitzky's 1923 lithograph known as the "Sportsmen" and shows three figures in costumes for "Victory over the Sun," a Russian Futurist opera which premiered in 1913 and whose stage designer was Kazimir Malevich. The opera was intended to underline parallels between literary text, musical score, and the art of painting, and featured a cast of such extravagant characters as Nero and Caligula in the Same Person, Traveller through All the Ages, Telephone Talker, The New Ones, etc.
El Lissitzky (1890-1941) was a Russian artist, designer, photographer, typographer, polemicist, and architect. He was an important figure of the Russian avant-garde, helping develop suprematism with his mentor Kazimir Malevich, and designing numerous exhibition displays and propaganda works for the Soviet Union. His work greatly influenced the Bauhaus and constructivist movements, and he experimented with production techniques and stylistic devices that would go on to dominate 20th-century graphic design.
Poster is unlined and in good condition with light signs of wear around the edges, in line with its age and history.