Altman, Nathan (1889 Vinnitsa - 1970 St. Petersburg) - For Sale
Altman, Nathan (1889 Vinnitsa - 1970 St. Petersburg)
Draft of a poster for Culture League exhibition in Moscow March-April 1922 (with participation of N. Altman, M. Chagall and D. Shterenberg; Culture League was a famous cultural and political association of Jewish artists of the 1920-s – 30-s in Russia and Ukraine).
Indian ink on paper, signed with initials and dated (19)22 low left; inscribed with a critical comment addressing revolutionary events in Russia on the left margin.
On the reverse: a cubistic scene of two nude figures with a title in Aramaic(?). 4x8 inches.
Bibliography: Nathan Altman. Text by Mark Etkind. VEB Verlag der Kunst Dresden, 1984 (a final version of the poster is illustrated on page 178; a similar cubistic drawing is illustrated on page 78)
Provenance: estate of Alexander Leonidovich Pasternak (brother of the poet Boris Pasternak) – was put into the book that Nathan Altman presented to Alexander Pasternak in 1966