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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1987.60
People
El Lissitzky, Russian (Pochinok, Russia 1890 - 1941 Moscow, Russia)
Title
Proun
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1923
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Germany
Culture
Russian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite, gouache, and crayon, with collage elements, on paper
Dimensions
45.1 x 41.5 cm (17 3/4 x 16 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: at l.l.: El Lissitzky
Provenance
The Fredric Wertham Collection, gift of his wife Hesketh; to the Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1987.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, The Fredric Wertham Collection, Gift of his wife Hesketh
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
1987
Object Number
1987.60
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Nancy Perloff, ed., Situating El Lissitzky: Vitebsk, Berlin, Moscow, Getty Trust Publications (Los Angeles, 2003), p.162, fig. 6, b/w

Peter Nisbet and Joseph Koerner, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, ed. Peter Nisbet, Harvard University Art Museums and Scala Publishers Ltd. (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2007), p. 125

Exhibition History

HAA 1 Survey Course: Survey of World Art: Modern Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/23/2005 - 07/31/2005

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 08 Rotation 3), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/20/2008 - 02/08/2009

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 09 Rotation 3), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/13/2009 - 01/17/2010

What about Revolution? Aesthetic Practices after 1917, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/26/2017 - 01/07/2018

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