Red Star Over Russia : Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
In exploring the intersection of art, politics and society, few collections in the world can compare with the David King collection. David King (1943-2016) was not only a passionate collector, but also an artist, designer and historian. Over a lifetime he amassed one of the world's largest collections of Soviet political art and photographs.
Every step of the Soviet journey is documented in visual media, photomontage, photographs, paintings, handwritten notes, books (signed with annotations and marginalia), enclosures and ephemera. The collection is also unique in examples of image manipulation techniques, erasures and deletions, and in the survival, despite the purges, of extremely rare books and manuscripts by the early revolutionaries who died in the `Show Trials' of 1936-38.
Published to accompany the Tate's 2017 exhibition, this accessible and highly illustrated publication features key pieces from the collection, accompanied by short explanatory texts.
- Author: Natalia Sidlina
- Paperback: 96 pages
- Date published: November 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1849765237
- Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 17 cm