LOT 1620
SOLD €950,00

Georges de Pogedaieff (Grigory Pozhydaev) (1897-1971). (Design for 3 theatre costumes)

Gouache heightened with silver and white on thick paper, sheet size 35.8 x 44.7 cm, presumably 1920s, monogrammed upper l., with some (vague) drawings in pencil at bottom.

Beautiful designs for costumes for a play unknown to us, in the characteristic style of the heyday of the Russian Avant-Garde, app. 1923. Sl. tanned with trifle stains, tears and drawingpin punctures. Georges de Pogedaieff was born in the village of Pozhedaevka, near Kursk, in Russia. As a young student at the art academy of Moscow, he was tutored by Arkhipenko and Kasastkin. By the end of 1910 De Pogedaieff started as a designer in Moscow and exhibited his work with Goleyzovski. De Pogedaieff migrated to Berlin in 1920, the years after he had shows in Berlin, Vienna and Paris. He would live in Paris from 1930 until his death.

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