“I Os Shcho” [“And Here it Got Really Ugly.”]

AUCTION 75 | Thursday, March 08th, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Auction of Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Antiquities, Ceremonial Objects & Graphic Art

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Lot 86

“I Os Shcho” [“And Here it Got Really Ugly.”]

Text in Ukrainian. 30 x 23 inches (76.2 x 58.4 cm). Linen-backed (upper portion soiled).

c. 1937:

Est: $1,500 - $2,000
A gleeful Jewish figure is seen punching through Stalin’s 1936 USSR Constitution, specifically Article 3, which states: “All power in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic belongs to the working people of town and country.” The Constitution itself is depicted with numerous Stars-of-David.