Art of the Real Russian Revolution (1986)

Charles Doria (ed.)

Russian Samizdat Art

Published: New York: Willis Locker & Owens.

Date: 1986

First edition. 8vo. (245 by 165mm) 210pp, illustrated throughout. Fine in red cloth in a fine printed slipcase. This edition comes complete with a small portfolio of six large postcard sized prints - numbered 29/125 (Although whether this refers to the work as a whole or simply the portfolio is unclear). The culture of samizdat was the only way to disseminate any artistic, cultural or political opinion that went against Soviet orthodoxy and this book is an overview of that culture. In fact, the publishers of this work went so far as to claim that all material was used WITHOUT the permission of the artists so as to spare them, it was hoped, from legal repercussions