Yidisher Folks-Ornament. Part One (all published)

AUCTION 2 | Tuesday, June 03rd, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art Including Property from a Dutch Private Collector and the Late T. Nachum Gidal

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Lot 359

Yidisher Folks-Ornament. Part One (all published)

Complete set of 26 linocuts on paper of Jewish tombstones. (Numbered 1-28; nos. 13 and 20 never issued) Loose as issued in original pictorial printed limp wrappers, lightly worn, split at spine, sheet size IMC, Tradition and Revolution no.170 i-ixxx (illustrated); C. Shmeruk, Jewish Publications in the Soviet Union 1917-1960 [Hebrew] (1961) no.1066 (illustrated)

Vitebsk: 1920

Est: $700 - $1,000
Published in tandem with an exhibition of Jewish folk art organized by Yudovin, held at the Y.L. Peretz Society, Vitebsk .“As far as we know, the linocuts are the earliest prints among the surviving body of Yudovin’s works. Executed on different types of paper - flimsy sheets alternating with a grayish cardboard - they bear witness to the austerity of the early post-Revolution years.” See R. Apter-Gabriel, The Jewish Art of Solomon Yudovin (1991) p. viii. “The last published echo of the Jewish Ethnographic Society expeditions.” Tradition and Revolution p.33