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Proun, 1923

El Lissitzky

Russian, 1890-1941
Lithograph with pasted paper collage element on wove paper
23-3/4 x 17-3/8 in. (60.3 x 44.1 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection
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In the 1920s Lissitzky designed a number of museum installations in Germany. In 1925 he published a book with Jean Arp, and in 1927 he painted the murals for the Hannover Landesmuseum's Hall of the Moderns, later destroyed by the Nazis. Although Lissitzky was well known in Germany in the early 1920s, Scheyer probably first became acquainted with his work through her friends at the Bauhaus.

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