The Cross and the Machine Gun. The February Days of 1917.

Poster Number: PP 987
Category: Revolution
Media Size: 43x32
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1930
Technical Information on Poster: Price 40 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: A-89820
Catalog Notes: PP 987 Revolution b
Artist: A.Kh.R. (Association of Artists of the Revolution) — А.Х.Р (Ассоциация Художников Революции)
The Association of Artists of the Revolution was an artist cooperative from 1928 to 1932. From 1922-1928 it was called the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia. Its members tended to be traditional, figurative easel painters who rejected avant-garde representation in art. They preferred to depict revolutionary Russia through the work and lives of the nation's laborers, the peasantry, the Red Army, scenes of industrialization and events of the October Revolution. During the 1920s, the Association rose ...
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Printer: Mospoligraf (Moscow Polygraphic), Moscow — Мосполиграф, Москва
Mospoligraf was a state-owned printing trust located in Moscow. When the Soviet Union formulated a plan in 1921 to consolidate the nation’s largest and best printing operators into state-owned trusts; Mospoligraf was organized in 1922 to carry out consolidation of the Moscow printing industry. With a staff of over two thousand, Mospoligraf was the second-largest printing trust organized in Moscow outside of the Mospechat’ trust, and it oversaw a myriad of houses under local printing sections such...
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Publisher: A.Kh.R. (Association of Artists of the Revolution) — А.Х.Р (Ассоциация Художников Революции)
The Association of Artists of the Revolution was an artist cooperative from 1928 to 1932. From 1922-1928 it was called the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia. During the 1920s, the Association rose to prominence in the Soviet art world. It opened branches throughout the USSR, and it operated its own publishing house in Moscow at 25 Tsvetnoi Boulevard. The Association was abolished in 1932 when the government centralized a majority of independent arts organizations in the USSR.
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