KORETSKY, V. For Peace!, 1951
Za mir! [For Peace!] , a poster by Viktor Koretsky (1909-1998, Meritorious Artist of the Russian Federation). Iskusstvo, Moscow, 1951, 57 x 86.5 cm.
An interesting work prepared for the 1951 Soviet “Peace Offensive” propaganda campaign (and possibly prompted by the adoption in the Soviet bloc countries of a new law declaring war propaganda a crime.) By re-introducing elements of satirical photomontage into his design, Koretsky pushed the rigid boundaries of acceptable style for a late-Stalinist propaganda poster to its limits.
For more on the artist, see lot 59.
Opening Price: $1500
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