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Velimir Khlebnikov

Russia (1885—1922)
Poet and play writer, Khlebnikov joined the artistic group of Hylaea, together with Mayakovsky and Burlyuk. In his prolific artistic career he created a style that later led to Futurism. He published A slap in the face of public taste in 1912 and many poems such as the Grasshopper. He authored Selected Poems with Postscript was published with Malevich's and Filonov’s illustrations. He experimented with neologism, symbolism and Cyrillic characters and along Kruchenykh he developed the zaum.

The martian's pipe (Truba Marsian)

Anti-war pamphlet / 33 x 50 cm / Moscow, 1916

A selection of poems with an afterword by the wordsmith: 1907–1914 (Izbornik stikhov s poslesloviem rechiaria. 1907–1914)

Illustrated book / 11 lithographs, lithographed text, and a halftone reproductive print / 13.7 x 19.9 cm / Saint Petersburg, 1915

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