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The Museum of Avant-garde

Aleksei Kruchenykh

Ukraine (1886—1968)
With a background in painting, Kruchenykh moved to Moscow, and turned his interest to poetry. Here he met Burliuk, Mayakovsky and Khlebnikov, with whom he created the zaum. He married Olga Rozanova in 1912. The opera Victory over the sun gave him to opportunity to write the libretto, while Malevich designed its set. During the civil war he worked in the railway construction and founded the Futurist society 41°. In 1923 he joined Mayakovsky’s LEF.

Half-alive (Poluzhivoi)

Illustrated book / 17 original lithographs / 14.9 x 18.2 cm / Moscow, 1913 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Verbal texture: a declaration (Faktura slova. Deklaratsiia)

Pamphlet / Letterpress / 13.3 x 16.9 cm / Moscow, 1923

Shiftology in Russian verse: a derisive and informative treatise (Sdvigologiya Russkogo Stikha. Traktat obizhal’nyi )

Pamphlet / Letterpress / 14.3 x 18.7 cm / Moscow, 1922

Game in hell: a poem (Igra v adu: Poema)

Illustrated book / 15 original lithographs / 14.1 x 18.9 cm / Moscow, 1912 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Unovis Nº1

Almanac / 25.3 x 35.4 cm / Vitebsk, 1920

Apocalypse in Russian literature (Apokalipsis v russkoi literature)

Pamphlet / Letterpress / 13.4 x 18.8 cm / Moscow, 1923