Lot 66

TROSHIN, N. For Tanks, for Guns, for Battling the Enemy, Collect Scrap Metal!, 1942

Dlya tankov i pushek, dlya boya s vragom sobirai metallichesky lom [For Tanks, for Guns, for Battling the Enemy, Collect Scrap Metal!], a poster by Nikolai Troshin (1897-1990). Metallurgzdat, Moscow, 1942, 58.8 x 87 cm.

A graduate of Penza Art School and Moscow VKhUTEMAS (class of 1920), Nikolai Troshin was an important magazine artist (chief artist of USSR in Construction, 1930-1941) and exhibition designer (“5 in 4” — Moscow, 1931; “Victories of the First Five Years Plan” — Moscow, 1932; sections of the Soviet Pavilion at the Paris World Fair, 1937; several exhibitions abroad organized by VOKS, the All-Union Society for Cultural Exchanges; etc.) He also regularly exhibited as a painter (mostly still life, landscape paintings, and watercolors), wrote the book “Composition in Photography,” received a patent for coloring photographs, and regularly worked as a book illustrator. Not surprisingly, all these activities left little time for poster production; most of Troshin's posters we have seen date to the WWII period.

Opening Price: $800

Estimate: $800-$1200

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