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Lot 65: NIKOLAY ZHUKOV (1908-1973). FESTIVAL THEATRAL DE MOSCOU. 1935. 40x28 inches, 101x71 cm. Vneshtorgizdat, Moscow.
27 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
NIKOLAY ZHUKOV (1908-1973) FESTIVAL THEATRAL DE MOSCOU. 1935.
40x28 inches, 101 1/2x71 1/4 cm. Vneshtorgizdat, Moscow.
Condition B+: repaired tears at edges, some into image; minor restored losses, creases, abrasions and restoration at edges.
"Although Intourist was originally set up as a purely commercial venture, it played a big role in contributing to Soviet cultural diplomacy through promoting such institutions as Russian literature, theatre and art, which soon became recognized as an essential part of the Soviet branding. It was Intourist's initiative to organize the highly popular Moscow and Leningrad Festivals of Music as well as the Moscow Theatre Festival and the Dance Festival" (Intourist p. 17). This is the French version. Intourist p. 56 (var), Affiches Art Deco p. 109 (var).