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“Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935” by Władysław Strzemiński: Artist’s Book as Hommage

In 1936, the year after Kazimir Malevich’s death, Polish artist Władysław Strzemiński and his students in Łódź produced an album in honor of the Russian avant-garde master. Malevich’s legacy in Poland was well established by that time: his radical work in abstraction and Suprematism was embraced by artists and architects in the 1920s, many of whom had met him while visiting his exhibition of paintings and architectural propositions (Architectons) in Warsaw in 1927. Strzemiński, a leader within Poland’s Constructivist avant-garde, was a key part of that legacy, having studied under Malevich in Moscow in 1918 and worked with him in the art school in Vitebsk, in the Soviet Union, before moving to Poland in 1921.

This 1936 album of the utmost rarity—one of only two known extant copies—offers a fascinating perspective on the critical exchange between the Russian and Polish avant-gardes. Opening with a vintage photograph of Malevich (an enlarged fragment of a photograph taken of Malevich and artist peers at GINKhUK [Petrograd State Institute of Artistic Culture]), the album is distinguished by an original four-color lithograph by Strzemiński, composed in Malevich’s “Suprematist style.” The following pages contain twenty-five lithographs made by Strzemiński’s students after Malevich’s canonical portfolio 34 Drawings (1920/21), a series that Strzemiński knew firsthand from the Soviet Union and of which he likely had a copy. The 34 Drawings portfolio had great resonance in Poland, where elements were reproduced in magazines such as Blok and Forma, and it served as an inspiration for many artists’ works, including Mieczysław Szczuka’s photomontages of the 1920s. The album concludes with ten vintage photographs of Malevich’s Architectons. Presenting his Suprematist ideals in three dimensions, Malevich’s Architectons were highly influential as both sculpture and architecture, understood as avant-garde art objects and as blueprints for a new urbanism. During his trip to Warsaw in 1927, Malevich left one of his Architectons (“Zeta”) with the architect couple Helena and Szymon Syrkus in Łódź, allowing Strzemiński and his students close access to this example. In the album, five of the Architecton photographs were made from the few existing reproductions in Polish journals at the time (such as those in the 1926 issue of Praesens), and five were directly printed from negatives. According to Strzemiński’s letters, Malevich sent him these negatives of his Architecton images in about 1930 or 1931. Combined from these elements, this album—an unusual pedagogical exercise—highlights the means of distribution that facilitated the circulation of Malevich’s progressive ideas among Polish Constructivists and is extraordinary testament to the artist’s long-lasting influence.

This artist's book was acquired for the collection of The Museum of Modern Art in 2012 after Magdalena Moskalewicz undertook a research trip to Łódź in Poland to examine the other known copy, which is held in the collection of Muzeum Sztuki Łódź (established through the efforts of Strzemiński and his peers as early as 1931). The Łódź copy differs in details. It was executed with different paper and features another portrait of Malevich (a larger frame taken from the same original photograph) on its first page as well as a slightly different order of lithographs. These particularities speak to the level of freedom that Strzemiński might have given his students in the execution of the album. The copy acquired by MoMA once belonged to one of those students, the artist Samuel Szczekacz (Zur), who left Łódź for Belgium, and later Palestine, just before the outbreak of World War II, saving the book from possible destruction.

The new acquisition was exhibited at MoMA immediately, in the exhibition Inventing Abstraction 1910–1925 (December 23, 2012–April 15, 2013). A few years earlier, the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books acquired another book designed by Strzemiński, together with Katarzyna Kobro, a collection of poems Z ponad (From above, 1930) by a Polish avant-garde poet Julian Przyboś. Together these two books establish an important bridge between the Museum’s growing knowledge of Polish modern art and MoMA’s renowned collection of Russian avant-garde material.

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Kim Conaty

Curator The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University Kim Conaty is Curator at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. Previously, she was the Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr., Assistant Curator of Drawings and Prints at The... Read more »
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Magdalena Moskalewicz

Former Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral C-MAP Fellow at The Museum of Modern Art In 2012-2015 Magdalena Moskalewicz was a postdoctoral fellow for the C-MAP research initiative at MoMA, where she conducted research and organized academic programs for... Read more »
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“Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935” by Władysław Strzemiński: Artist’s Book as Hommage

In 1936, the year after Kazimir Malevich’s death, Polish artist Władysław Strzemiński and his students in Łódź produced an album in honor of the Russian avant-garde master. Malevich’s legacy in Poland was well established by that time: his radical work in abstraction and Suprematism was embraced by artists and architects in the 1920s, many of whom had met him while visiting his exhibition of paintings and architectural propositions (Architectons) in Warsaw in 1927. Strzemiński, a leader within Poland’s Constructivist avant-garde, was a key part of that legacy, having studied under Malevich in Moscow in 1918 and worked with him in the art school in Vitebsk, in the Soviet Union, before moving to Poland in 1921.

This 1936 album of the utmost rarity—one of only two known extant copies—offers a fascinating perspective on the critical exchange between the Russian and Polish avant-gardes. Opening with a vintage photograph of Malevich (an enlarged fragment of a photograph taken of Malevich and artist peers at GINKhUK [Petrograd State Institute of Artistic Culture]), the album is...

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In 1936, the year after Kazimir Malevich’s death, Polish artist Władysław Strzemiński and his students in Łódź produced an album in honor of the Russian avant-garde master. Malevich’s legacy in Poland was well established by that time: his radical work in abstraction and Suprematism was embraced by artists and architects in the 1920s, many of whom had met him while visiting his exhibition of paintings and architectural propositions (Architectons) in Warsaw in 1927. Strzemiński, a leader within Poland’s Constructivist avant-garde, was a key part of that legacy, having studied under Malevich in Moscow in 1918 and worked with him in the art school in Vitebsk, in the Soviet Union, before moving to Poland in 1921.

This 1936 album of the utmost rarity—one of only two known extant copies—offers a fascinating perspective on the critical exchange between the Russian and Polish avant-gardes. Opening with a vintage photograph of Malevich (an enlarged fragment of a photograph taken of Malevich and artist peers at GINKhUK [Petrograd State Institute of Artistic Culture]), the album is distinguished by an original four-color lithograph by Strzemiński, composed in Malevich’s “Suprematist style.” The following pages contain twenty-five lithographs made by Strzemiński’s students after Malevich’s canonical portfolio 34 Drawings (1920/21), a series that Strzemiński knew firsthand from the Soviet Union and of which he likely had a copy. The 34 Drawings portfolio had great resonance in Poland, where elements were reproduced in magazines such as Blok and Forma, and it served as an inspiration for many artists’ works, including Mieczysław Szczuka’s photomontages of the 1920s. The album concludes with ten vintage photographs of Malevich’s Architectons. Presenting his Suprematist ideals in three dimensions, Malevich’s Architectons were highly influential as both sculpture and architecture, understood as avant-garde art objects and as blueprints for a new urbanism. During his trip to Warsaw in 1927, Malevich left one of his Architectons (“Zeta”) with the architect couple Helena and Szymon Syrkus in Łódź, allowing Strzemiński and his students close access to this example. In the album, five of the Architecton photographs were made from the few existing reproductions in Polish journals at the time (such as those in the 1926 issue of Praesens), and five were directly printed from negatives. According to Strzemiński’s letters, Malevich sent him these negatives of his Architecton images in about 1930 or 1931. Combined from these elements, this album—an unusual pedagogical exercise—highlights the means of distribution that facilitated the circulation of Malevich’s progressive ideas among Polish Constructivists and is extraordinary testament to the artist’s long-lasting influence.

This artist's book was acquired for the collection of The Museum of Modern Art in 2012 after Magdalena Moskalewicz undertook a research trip to Łódź in Poland to examine the other known copy, which is held in the collection of Muzeum Sztuki Łódź (established through the efforts of Strzemiński and his peers as early as 1931). The Łódź copy differs in details. It was executed with different paper and features another portrait of Malevich (a larger frame taken from the same original photograph) on its first page as well as a slightly different order of lithographs. These particularities speak to the level of freedom that Strzemiński might have given his students in the execution of the album. The copy acquired by MoMA once belonged to one of those students, the artist Samuel Szczekacz (Zur), who left Łódź for Belgium, and later Palestine, just before the outbreak of World War II, saving the book from possible destruction.

The new acquisition was exhibited at MoMA immediately, in the exhibition Inventing Abstraction 1910–1925 (December 23, 2012–April 15, 2013). A few years earlier, the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books acquired another book designed by Strzemiński, together with Katarzyna Kobro, a collection of poems Z ponad (From above, 1930) by a Polish avant-garde poet Julian Przyboś. Together these two books establish an important bridge between the Museum’s growing knowledge of Polish modern art and MoMA’s renowned collection of Russian avant-garde material.

     

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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (page 1)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 3)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 5)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 7)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 9)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 11)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 13)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 15)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 17)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 19)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 21)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 23)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 25)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 27)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 29)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 31)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 33)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 35)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 37)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 39)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 41)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 43)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 45)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 47)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 49)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 51)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 53)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 55)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 57)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 57–detail)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 59)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 59–detail)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 61)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 61–detail)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 63)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 63–detail)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 65)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 65–detail)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 67)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 67–detail)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 69)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 69–detail)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 71)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 71–detail)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 73)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 73–detail)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 75)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 75–detail)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Installation view from the exhibition Inventing Abstraction: 1910–1925 with Strzemiński's album (left) and Malevich's Arkhitekton Gota (Gota Architecton) (right), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 23, 2012–April 15, 2013

Photo: Jonathan Muzikar
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (page 1)

Opening page from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 3)

Gelatin silver print from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 5)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 7)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 9)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 11)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 13)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 15)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 17)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 19)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 21)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 23)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 25)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 27)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 29)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 31)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 33)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 35)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 37)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 39)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 41)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 43)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 45)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 47)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
1673.2012.24 stzreminski

Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 49)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
1673.2012.25 strzeminski

Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 51)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
1673.2012.26 strzeminski

Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 53)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
1673.2012.27 strzeminski

Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 55)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 57)

Gelatin silver print from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 57–detail)

Lithograph from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 59)

Gelatin silver print from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 59–detail)

Gelatin silver print from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 61)

Gelatin silver print from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 61–detail)

Gelatin silver print from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 63)

Gelatin silver print from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 63–detail)

Gelatin silver print from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 65)

Gelatin silver print from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 65–detail)

Gelatin silver print from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 67)

Gelatin silver print from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 67–detail)

Gelatin silver print from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 69)

Gelatin silver print from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 69–detail)

Gelatin silver print from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 71)

Gelatin silver print from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 71–detail)

Gelatin silver print from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 73)

Gelatin silver print from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 73–detail)

Gelatin silver print from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 75)

Gelatin silver print from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Kazimierz Malewicz 1876–1935 (plate, page 75–detail)

Gelatin silver print from an album containing twenty-six lithographs and eleven gelatin silver prints. Page (each, approx.): 11 1/4 x 7 3/16" (28.5 x 18.3 cm); overall (closed): 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2" (29.3 x 20.7 x 1.2 cm). Printed by the artist and his students at Vocational School no. 10, Łódź, Poland.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Orentreich Family Foundation
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Installation view from the exhibition Inventing Abstraction: 1910–1925 with Strzemiński's album (left) and Malevich's Arkhitekton Gota (Gota Architecton) (right), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 23, 2012–April 15, 2013

Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

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