Collection of 1500 invitations to art exhibits
Collection of 1500 invitations to art exhibits
Collection of 1500 invitations to art exhibits
Collection of 1500 invitations to art exhibits
Collection of 1500 invitations to art exhibits
Collection of 1500 invitations to art exhibits
Collection of 1500 invitations to art exhibits

Collection of 1500 invitations to art exhibits

1920-1980. Various artists. Item #110

A vast collection of 1500 invitations to art exhibits, artist talks and receptions that span seven decades, from both Soviet and world renowned artists. This unique volume also features program notes, speakers, posters, and promotional objects all rarely available on the market. Most of the cards were invitations for an exhibition preview before it opened to the public.

This collection gathers a sample of innovative printed invitations, small posters, flyers and autographs from the early 1920s to late 1980s, most of which include famous art work of each artist. The selection traces ways in which artists, designers, poets and museums/galleries have used invitation cards and other printed announcements as a part of the staging of conceptual works, installations, performances, and other time-based events and screenings. This diverse grouping of ephemera explores the various, surprising ways that we have been invited to experience art

This lot comes from the collection of Viktor Kholodkov (1948-2015), “who fulfilled his passion for books, avant-garde design and paper memorabilia by devoting his life to collecting and dealing of prominent works of Russian graphic art of the first half of the 20th century. The dedicated collector acquired a multitude of books and artworks throughout decades, meticulously labeling and archiving every single item. Many came directly from the most preeminent artists of the time, as well as from their families and estates. He also possessed a vast number of drawings from the famous collection of another avant-garde enthusiast, Nikolai Khardzhiev. After leaving the USSR in 1989 and settling in California, Viktor continued his work as a Soviet art dealer and critic, actively publishing various articles and contributing to several major Russian avant-garde exhibitions across the U.S., such as the 1991 Russia Under Fire in the 40s on the West Coast and the 1992 Guggenheim exhibition The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde. Kholodkov also contributed to the archives of the biggest American institutions. His sophisticated selection of over 2000 Russian sheet music covers was acquired by The Library of Congress, and an extensive amount of material related to VKhUTEMAS is now at the J. Paul Getty Museum.” (Shapiro Auctions LLC)


Over 600 artists are represented in this collection. Many of the invitations are printed in small print runs. Some of them inscribed and signed by artists.


Some of the names:

Antropov I.
Abegian M.
Aivazovsky I.
Andreev N.
Antonov F.
Arapov A.
Abdullaev M.
Baksheev Vasiliy
Bychkov Viacheslav
Brodsky Isaak
Bakushinsky Anatoliy
Bogorodsky Fyodor
Bazhanov Dmitry
Bayuskyn Vasiliy
Brodska Lidiya
Belashov E.
Bogatkina V.
Brushtein Alexandra
Bilibin Ivan
Vrubel M.
Vinokurova Anna
Vasnetsova A.
Vshivtsev Sergei
Vakidin V.
Vuchetich Evgeniy
Gorelov Gavriil
Gerasimov Alexandr
Golikov Ivan
Gripich Alexey
Gel'ms Ernst
Gilevaya Ekaterina
Grekov Mitrofan
Grabar' Igor
Dmitriev Vladimir
Daineka Alexandr
Daumier Honoré
Domogatsky Vladimir
Egorov Vladimir
Efimov Ivan
Zholtovsky Ivan
Zamoshkina Alexandra
Ioganson Boris
Ivanov Alexandr
Kasatkin Nikolay
Kustodiev Boris
Kibrik Evgeny
Konchalovsky Pyotr
Katsman Evgeny
Krestovozdvizhensky Ivan
Kerimov Latif
Kirikov Vasily
Kozhyn Mikhail
Konenkov Sergei
Koshkin Mikhail
Kurdov Valentin
Kuprin Alexandr
Kardashev A.
Kachalov Vasily
Konashevich Vladimir
Matorin Mikhail
Modorov Fyodor
Merkurov Sergei
Mavrina Tatiana
Manizer Matvei
Mochalov Sergei
Mashkovtsev Nikolai
Mendelevich Isaak
Milashevsky V.
Meshkov Vasily
Malyutin M.
Mikhalyov V.
Matveev Alexandr
Markov Pavel
Nalbandyan Dmitry
Nissky Georgy
Osmerkin Alexandr
Odintsov Vladimir
Paramonov Alexandr
Polenov Vasily
Pimenov Yuriy
Pavlyuk Ivan
Plekhanov G.
Petrovichev Pyotr
Pamfilov Vladimir
Pavlov Ivan
Repin Ilya
Radimov Pavel
Rodchenko Alexandr
Romadin Nikolay
Stanislavsky Konstantin
Sukhov Dmitry
Serov Valentin
Stepanov Aleksei
Stoyanov Tsocho
Starzhenetskaya T.
Sokolov-Skal' Pavel
Sulerzhitskiy L.
Saryan Martiros
Titov Yaroslav
Troitsky Mikhail
Timkov Nikolay
Titov Ivan
Uits Bel
Filippov Vladimir
Favorsky V.
Khmelev Nikolay
Khachaturian Aram
Churin A.
Chekhov S.
Chekrygin Vasily
Chekhov Anton
Shepelyuk Anatoly
Shifrin Nison
Shukhaev Vasily
Shemyakin Mikhail
Shadr Ivan
Shtessel Elena
Shevchenko Taras
Yuon Konstantin

Andrejević-Kun Đorđe
Apfelbaum Victor
Adamson-Eric, or Erich Carl Hugo Adamson
Arutchyan Sarkis
Abramov Mark
Allaberdiev Khaki
Bunin Pavel
Babasyuk Nikolai
Bazhbeuk-Melikyan Alexander
Bekhteev Vladimir
Borodai Vasyl
Belov Kondraty
Bosulaev Anatoly
Bubnov Aleksandr
Burak A.
Bogorodsky Fyodor & Shvarts Dmitry
Burzyantsev Aleksandr
Bahrushin Aleksei
Birman Serafima
Brushtein Aleksandra
Bartenev Vladimir
Beskin Osip
Bredyan Trayan & others
Bondarenko Fyodor
Bergander Rudolf
Vilensky Zinovy
Vorobyov Boris
Womacka Walter
Wolkowski Wladyslaw
Vatagin Vasily
Vasilyev Evgeniy
Vetrov Vladimir
Gagarin Grigory
Gerasimov Sergei
Goryachev S.
Gluskin Aleksandr
Golitsyn Vladimir
Goncharov Andrei
Goroshchenko Gleb
Goryushkin-Sorokopudov Ivan
Goryaev V.
Gorky Alexei Maximovich
Gripich Aleksei
Ganetsky Yakov
Geppert Eugeniusz
Grigoriev Mikhail
Deyneka Aleksandr
Dalchev Lyubomir
Dobrov Matvei
Dobroserdov Mikhail
Dubinsky David
Domashnikov Boris
Zholtovsky Ivan
Zhukov Nikolai
Zausaev Alexei
Zasypkin Nikolai
Zakharov Grigory
Zakharov Leonid
Zinovyev Nikolai
Zefirov Konstantin
Ivanov Sergei
Ioganson Boris
Yonsson A.
Kupriyanov Mikhail
Krymov Nikolai
Kotski Andrei
Kopalin Ilya
Karny Alfons
Krainev Vasily
Konchalovsky Pyotr
Komarov Aleksei
Kustodiev Boris
Katsman Evgeny
Kamanin Aleksandr
Kachalov Vasily
Korin Pavel
Klimashin Viktor
Kogan Evgeny
Kozhin Pavel
Konovalova Olga
Konchalovsky Mikhail
Korovin Konstantin
Korovin Yuvenaly
Koss-Denshina Ekaterina
Kochetkova Lyudmila
Kramarenko Lev
Krichevsky Fyodor
Kruglikova Elizaveta
Krylov Porfiry
Krylov A.
Kudrjaschow Oleg
Kulikov Ivan
Kardovsky Dmitry
Kartashov Oleg
Kasiyan Vasily
Kibrik Evgeny
Kiselyov Aleksei
Castagnino Juan
Cabrera Servando
Cremer Fritz
Kollwitz Käthe
Kosmin Dmitry
Konenkov Sergei
Kozlovsky Konstantin
Leonov Aleksei
Lilina Maria
Lebedeva Sara
Leonov Pyotr
Liberov Aleksei
Laktionov Aleksandr
Lansere Yevgeny (or Eugene Lanceray)
Lapin Artur
Lebedev Vladimir
Levitan Isaak
Lobanov Arkady
Loiko Vadim
Lysenko Anastasia
Lvov Evgeny
Lyppov Sergei
Lenin Vladimir
Matveev Aleksandr
Markov Pavel
Mazitov Amir
Mokulsky Stefan
Malinovskaya Elena
Mitrohin Dmitry
Mazel Ruvim
Mavrina Tatiana
Maksimov Konstantin
Maksjutov Rasjit
Mezentsev Sergei
Manizer Matvei
Milashevsky Vladimir
Modorov Fyodor
Mozalevsky Ivan
Maikovsky Edmund
Myznikov Gennady
Malyugin Leonid
Nikich Anatoly
Nevelshtein Samuil
Neprintsev Yuri
Nevezhin Fyodor
Nesterov Mikhail
Nefedov Ivan
Nikolaev Vladimir
Ovnatanyan Akop
Okropiridze Nelli
Ostroumova-Lebedeva Anna
Pluchek Valentin
Prager Vladimir
Pereyaslavets Vladimir
Popov Boris
Packard Emmy Lou
Pimenov Yuri
Petrov-Vodkin Kuzma
Prokofiev Valery
Pinkusevich Pyotr
Pirosmanashvili Niko
Polenov Vasily
Polyushenko Andrey
Preobrazhensky Boris
Platov Fyodor
Puzanov (Molev) Vasily
Purvit Vilgelm
Penkov Aleksei
Pavlinov Pavel
Pakhomov Aleksei
Portocarrero Rene
Pasternak Boris
Rozhdestvensky Boris
Ryabushkin Andrei
Raikin Arkady
Rublev Georgy
Rublev Andrei
Rokotov Fyodor
Rudaki Abu
Rybchenkov Boris
Rakhimov Muhid
Rendel Lazar
Rogal Vitaly
Roerich Svetoslav
Repin Ilya
Rännäli Toivo
Razumovskaya Yuliya
Rozhdestvensky Vasily
Sokolnikov Mikhail
Sokolova Tatiana
Stanislavsky Konstantin
Svetlov Mikhail
Serov Valentin
Saryan Martiros
Svemps Leo
Surikov Vasily
Speransky Pyotr
Sokolov Ilya
Stoyan Venev
Michel de Séréville
Skrynnikov Evgenny
Safronova Antonina
Sveshnikov Dmitry
Sekirin Nikolai
Serebryakova Zinaida
Sidorkin Evgeny
Simonovich-Efimova Nina
Simonyan Hripsime
Skvortsov Aleksandr
Savitsky Georgy
Skulme Jemma
Salavatov Salavat
Samokhvalova Aleksandra
Samsonov Evgenny
Sapunov Nikolai
Staronosov Pyotr
Stoyanov Tsocho
Suhanov Mikhail
Suslov Dmitry
Subbotin-Permyak Pyotr
Semenyuk Yuri
Slavichek Antonina
Sandomirskaya Beatrisa
Tomsky Nikolai
Tyshler Aleksandr
Tadashige Ono & Suzuki Kenzi
Tavasiev Soslanbek
Troshin Nikolai
Tagiev Tagi
Tatevosyan Oganes
Terzibashyan Vaagn
Tkachev Aleksei & Sergei
Titkov Ivan
Tagore Rabindranath
Tintoretto Jacopo
Titov Yaroslav
Trapeznikov Konstantin
Udaltsova Nadezhda
Ulyanov Nikolai
Uzunov Dechko
Falk Robert
Furtseva Ekaterina
Fedorov-Davidov Aleksei
Fonvizin Artur
Favorsky Vladimir
Fedotov Pavel
Fedorov Viacheslav
Fechin Nicolai
Florenskaya Raisa
Fougeron André
Ferenczy Béni
Khaidarov Ashur
Kharitonov Leonid
Khizhinsky Leonid
Khrapak Georgy
Khlebnikova Vera
Cheremnykh Mikhail
Chekhov Anton
Chuikov Semen
Cheprakov Konstantin
Chekrygin Vasily
Shurpin Fyodor
Shverubovich Vadim
Shifrin Nisson
Shtranikh Vladimir
Shmarinov Dementy
Shevchenko Taras
Shadr Ivan
Chahine Edgar
Shklovsky Viktor
Tseitlin Naum
Shcherbakov Boris
Eisenstein Sergei
Yuon Konstantin
Yuzovsky Iosif (Josef)
Yuntunen Sulo
Yutkevich Sergei
Yaroshenko Nikolai
Yablokov Anatoly

Aleksandrov Yury
Aronov Lev
Abdurakhmanov Nadir
Abdullaev Abdulkhak
Abegian Mger
Avvakumov Nikolay
Aleksandrova Tatiana
Annanurov Yakub
Arutchian Sarkis
Aslamazian Mariam
Benois Aleksandr
Balden Teo
Boyadzhiev Zlatyu
Bisti Dmitry
Borisov-Musatov Viktor
Brodskaya Lidiya
Brodsky Isaak
Bakanov Ivan
Bahlulzade Sattar
Belashova Ekaterina
Berlin Leonid
Vilensky Zinovy
Williams P.
Vasiliev Aleksey
Vasiliev Vladimir
Vetrogonsky Vladimir
Volovich Vitaly
Voloshin Maximilian
Voskresenskaya Rita
Vikhrev Efim
Grabar Igor
Goncharov Andrei
Gavrilov Vladimir
Galents Harutyun
Ge Nikolai
Genin David
Gorgadze Antimoz
Gorshman Mendel
Goryaev Vitaly
Greku Mikhail
Guseva Tamara
Daryin Gennady
Dmitriev Vladimir
Dubravtsev Robert
Durer Albrecht
Egorov Vladimir
Efimov Boris
Eney Evgeny
Zhukovsky Stanislav
Zhilinsky Dmitry
Zemla Gustav
Zverkov Efrem
Zaron Pavel
Umalaeva Zubaidat
Ivanov Konstantin
Ivanov Viktor
Katsman Evgeny
Kuznetsov Ivan
Kupetsyan Aram
Kamzolkin E.
Kamanin Aleksandr
Kibalnikov Aleksandr
Kovtunova Nadezhda
Konchalovsky Pyotr
Kormashov Nikolay
Koss-Denshina Ekaterina
Koshkin Mikhail
Kravchenko Aleksey
Klemke Werner
Lebedinsky Boris
Lemieux Jean Paul
Laktionov Aleksandr
Lakshevits Teodor
Labas Aleksandr
Lentulov Aristarkh
Lebedev Vladimir
Minaev Vladimir
Mitrokhin Dmitry
Moskvin Ivan
Meunier Сonstantin
Mechev M.
Mavrina Tatiana
Magalashvili Ketevana
Maleina Evgeniya
Malishev Pyotr
Malyutin Mark
Melbarzdis Karlis
Makarov Andrei
Markov Pavel
Münch Armin
Neprintsev Yuriy
Nemeth Jozsef
Naroditsky Lev
Novikov Nikolay
Oya Alfred
Ochiauri Irakly
Ostroumova-Lebedeva Anna
Ossovsky Pyotr
Ostrovsky A.
Purygin Valentin
Parhomenko Aleksei
Pahomov Aleksei
Penkina Zoya
Plastov Arkady
Potarsky Sergei
Popkov Viktor
Picasso Pablo
Ryndin Vadim
Reindorff Gunther
Roerich Nicholas
Rudakov Konstantin
Radoman Igor
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Somov K.
Stepanov Aleksei
Stempkovsky Apollinary
Stoianov Tsocho
Sungurov Gasan & Gusein
Surikov Vasily
Sarian ?
Sychkov Fedot
Suslov Vladimir
Savitskas Augustinas
Sazonov Mikalay
Svetlitsky Grigory
Strakhov Adolf
Tomsky Nakolai
Tkachev Aleksei & Sergei
Telingater Solomon
Tilberg Yanis
Taran Aleksandr
Tavadze Dmitry
Tutunov Andrei
Telnov Vladimir
Pheidias
Frolov Serafim
Favorskaia Vera
Frikh-Har Isidor
Frents Rudolf
Khodasevich Valentina
Khizhinsky Leonid
Khlebnikova Vera
Khmelyova N.
Hesiota Bernardo
Tsarevich Ivan
Tseitlin Grigori
Shabalin Nikolai
Shmarinov Dementy
Shtamm Nikolay
Shagal Mark
Shorchev Akindin
Shukhaev Vasily
Shovkunenko Aleksei
Chokolov Sergei
Chushkin Nikolai
Chulovich Victor
Chernetsov Vladimir
Cherkes Daniil
Chashnikov Ivan
Chernishov Nikolai
Chemiakin Mihail
Eimann Eduard
Aflatoun Inji
Hernández Anhelo
Yablonskaia Tatiana
Yakovlev Boris
Yakulov Georgy
Yaroshenko Nikolai

Ahvlediani Elena
Brodskaya Dora
Bogdanas Konstantinas
Vizin Emmanuil
Goncharova Natalia
Grigoriev Sergei
Gerasimov Sergei
Domashnikov Boris
Dressler Otto
Elchaniov Vladimir
Favorsky Vladimir
Koltunov Vladimir
Lopukhina Aleksandra
Luchishkin Sergei
Malevich Kazimir
Mitrokhin Dmitry
Motorin Aleksei
Velichko Nikolai
Petrov-Vodkin Kuzma
Paas-Aleksandrova Yuta
Risbeck Philip
Sveshnikov Dmitry
Samsonov Evgeny
Semashkevich Roman
Smirnov Aleksandr
Suriyaninov Vasily & Ruben
Stavrovsky A.
Stenberg Vladimir
Solovyova-Efimova Margarita
Telishevsky Yakov
Ugarov Boris
Heimrath Rudolf
Khinshtein Liya
Khlebnikov Vladimir
Khlebnikov Velimir
Tsvetkov Aleksei
Tikhonov Nikolai
Shishkin Ivan
Shchipitsyn Aleksandr
Yagudaev Anatoly.

Price: $2,500.00

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