The George Costakis Collection: Russian Avant-Garde Art
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1981. Very Good / Very Good. Item #10748
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1981. First Edition. Quarto (30x26x4.5cm); 527pp, including chronology and index. Illustrated with 1201 images; including 632 color plates.
Illustrated dustjacket; cream cloth-covered boards with red and black stamping on spine and front panel. Jacket shows slight storage scuffs to coating.
Costakis's immense and era-defining collection of Russian avant-garde pieces, started in the 1940s, became one of the most important in the world and is now in Thessaloniki. Among the artists represented: Chagall, Goncharova, Kandinsky, Lissitzky, Malevich, Poliakoff, Popova, Rodchenko, Stenberg, and Tatlin. There are many more. And the movements? Suprematism, Constructivism, Russian Futurism, Cubo-Futurism, Neo-Primitivism, Fauvism, Surrealism—and whatever label fits the work of dreamy Monsieur Chagall.