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Title Artist of the Theatre: Alexandra Exter [Association copy Simon Lissim]. Four Essays, with an Illustrated Check List of Scenic and Costume Designs Exhibited at the Vincent Astor Gallery, the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center (Spring - Summer 1974).
Publisher New York New York Public Library and Readex
Date 1974
Book ID 37397


Colour illustrated card covers, 40 pp., illustrated in b/w.. Simon Lissim’s card attached neatly to upper cover. No signature. Very mild unobtrusive marking to covers else tight and clean. Catalogue with essays and select bibliography on the celebrated Russian Constructivist artist, described also as a Cubo-Futurist and Suprematist. While in Russia, her circle included Akhmatova, Mandelstam and Burliuk, in Paris she became a personal friend of Picasso, Braque and Gertrude Stein. She was considered one of the most experimental of the avante-garde. Simon Lissim, theatre designer and ceramic artist met Exter at the Kiev Repertory Theatre in his home city. He later went to Paris, worked with Bakst and emigrated to the USA.
Price: £65.00

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