New York: 1931-1940. Burliuk, David (1882-1967). Original Wrappers. Inscribed and SIGNED by David Burliuk. Very Good. Item #15
A collection of magazines, programs and affiches of a well-known Russian Avant-garde artist, one of the founders of Russian Futurism, David Burliuk (1882-1967).
1. David Burliuk (1882-1967), The Father of Russian Soviet Futurism. 1/2 Century. New York: M. Burliuk, 1932. Paper wrappers. Highly decorated flyleaf. String binding. The magazine includes frontispiece Shlyapin photograph of Burliuk from 1928 with tattooed face.
INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the artist. Quarto (25 x 32 cm)
2. Benedikt Livshits (1886-1938). Gileia. New York: M. Burliuk, 1931. Quarto (25 x 32 cm)
3. Igor Postupalsky. Literary Work of David Burliuk. New York: M. Burliuk, 1931. Quarto (25 x 32 cm)
4. An exhibition catalog + program. Bonestell Gallery, New York. April 15 - 27, 1940. Imperial Octavo (22 x 30 cm)
5. An exhibition catalog/affiche. Boyer Galleries, New York. March 25 - April 13, 1940. Octavo (15 x 22 cm)
David Davidovich Burliuk (Ukrainian: Дави́д Дави́дович Бурлю́к; 21 July 1882 – 15 January 1967) was a Ukrainian Futurist, Neo-Primitivist, book illustrator, publicist, and author associated with Russian Futurism. Burliuk is often described as "the father of Russian Futurism."
In 1940, Burliuk petitioned the Soviet government for a request to visit his homeland. In exchange, he offered a sizeable collection of archival material pertaining to his contemporary and friend Vladimir Mayakovsky, which Burliuk offered to donate to the Mayakovsky Museum in addition to over 100 original paintings. Burliuk's requests were denied. He was allowed to visit the Soviet Union only in 1956 and 1965.
In 1945 an exhibit was mounted at Irving Place Theater in New York City. In 1962 he and his wife traveled to Australia where he held an exhibition at Moreton Galleries, Brisbane. It was his only Australian exhibition. During his stay there David Burliuk painted some sketches and works with Australian views. From 1937 to 1966 Burliuk and his wife, Marusia, published Color & Rhyme, a journal primarily concerned with charting Burliuk's activities. David Burliuk lived in Hampton Bays on Long Island for approximately 20 years until he died on Long Island, New York. His house and studio still remain.