Three-colour linocut by Lajos Kassák (*).
This work was designed by Kassák for the ma-Buch cover "Gedichte". Edited in German, with prologue of A. Gaspar.
Signed with a stamp by the artist.
Edited in thick handmade cotton cardboard.
Attached COA certificate of authenticity
- Support Dimensions: 26 x 21 cm
- Year: Circa 1963
- Editor: Pandema Carl Laszlo Editions. Basel
- Condition: Excellent (this work has never been framed or exhibited, always kept in a professional art folder, so it is kept in very good condition)
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(*) Lajos Kassák
Hungarian painter, writer and poet. He was born on the 21st of March, 1887 in Ersekujvar.
Metallurgical worker, almost self-taught, took a very active part in the labour movements of the turn of the century.
In 1907 he crossed Europe on foot from Budapest to Paris, where he met Apollinaire, Picasso, Modigliani and Marinetti between 1909 and 1912.
A key figure in the leadership of avant-garde art circles in Hungary.
His activities as an artist, activist or entrepreneur make him one of the leading figures of the international avant-gardes of the 20th century.
At the age of twenty, Kassák began learning to paint and write poetry. In 1915 he founded the revolutionary newspaper "A Tett", which brought together young artists and writers who were against the war. After "A Tett" was outlawed, Lajos Kassák founded and edited the avant-garde activist magazine "MA" ["Today"] in 1916. In it he published works by Grosz, Schwitters and Hans Richter until 1921. After the failure of the Hungarian Communist Republic, Lajos Kassák emigrated in 1920 to Vienna, where he continued to publish "MA". Although Kassák's early works were heavily influenced by Dada, he became a constructivist, then inspired by László Moholy-Nagy, who later taught at the "Bauhaus". It was in "MA" that Lajos Kassák formulated the theoretical agenda of Hungarian constructivism in 1921. In November 1924, Kassák joined many well-known sculptors and painters of his time, including Brancusi, Arp and Schwitters, to show his work at the "First International Exhibition of Modern Art" in Bucharest. In 1926, Kassák met Le Corbusier, Amedée Ozenfant, Goll and Dermée in Paris. In November of the same year he returned from exile to Budapest. Lajos Kassák was devastated by the seizure of National Socialist power in Germany and the puppet regime in Hungary. After Hungary was liberated from the Yoke of NS, Kassák participated actively in the Hungarian Arts Council and as editor, but by the mid-1950s he was expelled from his public office, although his international reputation remained intact.
Numerous exhibitions were dedicated to the work of this painter, sculptor, engraver so versatile and prolific in Paris, Munich, Warsaw, Cologne and Paris. In 1966, Kassák participated in the large-scale Dada exhibition organized by the Kunsthalle of Zurich and the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.
Lajos Kassák passed away in Budapest on the 22nd of July, 1967.
- Lajos Kassák
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Circa 1923. Impreso en la década de 1960
- Künstlerstempel, Nachlassberechtigte Faksimile-Unterschrift
- In sehr gutem Zustand
- Verkauf mit Rahmen
- 21×26 cm
- 21×26×0 cm