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The reality of our program is real people. It is we who are with you. --Stalin. [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 452
Category: Stalin
Poster Notes: This poster is oversized; bottom margin has been cut-off; woman with bandana on her head might be Valentina Kulagina the wife of the poster's artist Gustav Klutsis.
Media Size: 57.5x41.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1931
Sources & Citation: Tupitsyn, M. (2004). Gustav Klutsis and Valentina Kulagina: Photography and montage after constructivism. Göttingen: Steidl. (Poster seen on p. 162)
Catalog Notes: PP 452 Stalin (oversized)
Artist: Klutsis, Gustav Gustavovich (Klucis, Gustavs) — Клуцис, Густав Густавович
Gustav Klutsis is considered the foremost artist of Soviet photomontage. Born near the small town of Ruiena, Latvia when that nation was part of the Russian Empire, Klutsis attended the State Art School in Riga from 1913 to 1915 and moved to Petrograd (St. Petersburg) during the period immediately prior to the October Revolution. Klutsis took part in a volunteer rifle regiment that helped overturn the Tsarist regime during the revolution. After the revolution, he continued his ...
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Printer: Printer not indicated —
Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow-Leningrad — Изогиз (Государственное издательство изобразительного искусства), Москва-Ленинград
The history of IzoGiz begins with the formation of Ogiz, the Association of the State Book and Magazine Publishers. In 1930, the Sovnarkom of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic established Ogiz to centralize publishing under a monopoly in order to eliminate duplication of printed material, to streamline and control publishing production and its output, and to create a base for marketing books, training and technical manuals. In 1931, the Central Committee of the USSR ordered certain ...
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