Item #639 Za Proletarskoe Iskusstvo: Zhurnal Assotsiatsii Khudozhnikov Revoliutsii [To Proletarian Art: Magazine of the Russian Association of Proletarian Artists], 12 issues (1931-1932)
Za Proletarskoe Iskusstvo: Zhurnal Assotsiatsii Khudozhnikov Revoliutsii [To Proletarian Art: Magazine of the Russian Association of Proletarian Artists], 12 issues (1931-1932)
Za Proletarskoe Iskusstvo: Zhurnal Assotsiatsii Khudozhnikov Revoliutsii [To Proletarian Art: Magazine of the Russian Association of Proletarian Artists], 12 issues (1931-1932)
Za Proletarskoe Iskusstvo: Zhurnal Assotsiatsii Khudozhnikov Revoliutsii [To Proletarian Art: Magazine of the Russian Association of Proletarian Artists], 12 issues (1931-1932)
Za Proletarskoe Iskusstvo: Zhurnal Assotsiatsii Khudozhnikov Revoliutsii [To Proletarian Art: Magazine of the Russian Association of Proletarian Artists], 12 issues (1931-1932)
Za Proletarskoe Iskusstvo: Zhurnal Assotsiatsii Khudozhnikov Revoliutsii [To Proletarian Art: Magazine of the Russian Association of Proletarian Artists], 12 issues (1931-1932)
Za Proletarskoe Iskusstvo: Zhurnal Assotsiatsii Khudozhnikov Revoliutsii [To Proletarian Art: Magazine of the Russian Association of Proletarian Artists], 12 issues (1931-1932)

Za Proletarskoe Iskusstvo: Zhurnal Assotsiatsii Khudozhnikov Revoliutsii [To Proletarian Art: Magazine of the Russian Association of Proletarian Artists], 12 issues (1931-1932)

Moscow: Izogiz, 1931. Original wrapper is pasted on a board. Item #639

A group of 12 issues of the magazine "Za Proletarskoe Iskusstvo" dating from 1931 to 1932. The run is not complete, lacking No. 2, 5, 10, 11-12 (1931) and No. 4, 6 (1932).

28.5 x 21 cm. Pages vary, with illustrations featured throughout. Text in Russian. The cover of the 1931 No. 1 issue is attached to the board, and the magazines are collectively bound while retaining their original covers. However, several issues are loosening from the binding. Additionally, some of the covers may have been trimmed around the edges.

"To Proletarian Art," originally known as "Art to the Masses" until 1931, was the official publication of the Russian Association of Proletarian Artists (RAPKh). Its publication was discontinued after issues 9-10 in 1932. The magazine's design featured contributions from prominent artists such as A. Deineka, Kukryniksy, A. Komashka, K. Molchanov, G. Klutsis and incorporated works by D. Moor, G. Klutsis, and others. Its pages encompassed a wide range of topics, including Soviet and international art of the era, critical essays, exhibition reviews, feuilletons, and art-related news.

RAPKh was a creative collective of Soviet artists active between 1931 and 1932. This group, characterized by strong political engagement and an ultra-right stance, championed the slogan "To proletarian art!" Its establishment marked one of the most recent and significant efforts to unify various artistic factions into a single creative organization. RAPKh aimed to consolidate the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (AKhRR), the Youth Association of the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (YAKhRR), the Artists' Union of the USSR, and the Soviet Self-taught Artists' Society under one umbrella. The organization adhered to a simplistic sociological view of artistic creativity, dividing artists into "proletarian" and "bourgeois" categories, promoting groupism, and relying on administrative methods while rejecting professionalism in art.

Price: $500.00