Kharkov: Vydannia "Vukopkhudohnyka", 1932. Small octavo (16.8 × 12.8 cm). Original decorative wrappers; 34 pp. of text and 21 pages of illustrations. Three leaves detached from binding; else about very good.
Scarce Ukrainian version of the catalog for the third traveling exhibit organized by the art section (Glaviskusstvo) of the People's Commissariat for Education (Narkompros). Its goal was to acquaint a series of provincial towns with recent transformations in Soviet art. Whereas the first exhibition (1929) had largely restricted itself to the Moscow Region (towns such as Riazan', Iaroslav', and Tver'), the second exhibition traveled as far as Kazan', Ufa, Sverdlovsk and other towns of the Ural region, and the third exhibition was even more broadly exhibited in order to promote the first five-year plan (1928-1932). Nearly 200 items, including easel painting, poster art, graphic and textile works were exhibited in regional centers and provinces sich as Omsk, Groznyi, Smolensk, Tashkent, Kuzbass, Alma-Ata, Semipalatinsk, Magnitogorsk, Samarkand. Major Soviet artists such as Aleksandr Deineka, Aristarkh Lentulov, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin as well as poster artists such as Gustav Klutsis took part in the exhibit. Most of the works on exhibit depicted the rapid industrialization of the five-year plan, with some of the artists sent to construction sites prior to the exhibition to capture the process. The present catalog documents the exhibits taken to Kharkov, Odessa, Kiev, and other Ukrainian destinations. One of 2070 copies printed
As of November 2020, KVK and OCLC only show the copy at the Getty.
Book ID: 51100