An unusual series of Russian and Ukrainian Posters 1917-1921
“In Red Automobile to the Kingdom of Communism”
Compared to the more colorful, conventional styled poster art of the Revolutionary period in Russia, this series seems quite primitive, naive. Perhaps it was to separate them from the Bourgeoisie past, I don’t know, I’m not a freaking art student – but I do know that they grew on me over time and hence… It occured to me was that maybe these were intended to be two color prints, black and red. For example that automobile is not red like the caption says and you can see where another color could could be used in the other posters, flags etc. Artist(s) unknown.
“Before October, you gathered wheat only for Bourgeoisie and Kulaks and now only for your working brothers.”
“Until October, the theater served as a consolation for the bourgeoisie and landowners. After October, the theater became the property of broad masses of workers and peasants.”
“Announcement of the All-Ukrainian meeting of the poor men committees, which would strengthen fraternal bonds between proletarian cities and labouring villages.”
“The 3rd anniversary of October catches us at the turn of the final defeat of the counter-revolution.”
“Power in the hands of the workers and peasants will give villages agricultural implements and manufactory.”
“Female peasant and worker.”
“October of 1917. Stamp of Artistic Communism for Oct. celebration.”
Found at New York Public Library’s excellent Digital Collection.