Beautiful example from tirage de tete, with supplementary plates

Goncharova / Larionov. Gontcharova / Larionow

L'Art Décoratif Théatral Moderne

Publication: Edition 'La Cible', Paris, 1919.

Goncharova / Larionov. Gontcharova / Larionow, L’Art Décoratif Théatral Moderne, Paris, 1919.
Goncharova and Larionov’s famous plates in an excellent example of the broadside, unfolded, limited issue that includes the two very rare additional colour pochoir plates by Larionov. 100 copies only were produced. Read More


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The scarce publication reproducing Goncharova and Larionov’s works for the avant-garde stage, an exceptional copy that includes the two very rare additional colour pochoir plates by Larionov.

From the edition limited to 515 copies, with this one of 100 large paper, broadsheet subscriber copies signed by Goncharova and Larionov and numbered in ink and including the very scarce two additional prints. Usual copies are folded, showing often the mark of the fold on the plates.

The two additional prints, each a vibrant reproduction of a work by Larionov in pochoir, are on a thick and fibrous, tan / yellow handmade paper of larger size than the wrappers for the book (512 x 330 mmm / 510 x 340 mm); these two pochoirs are very uncommon and it is rare to find them included with the portfolio.

Goncharova and Larionov are credited with bringing cubism to the theatre, Goncharova with the ‘Coq d’Or’ of 1914 and Larionov with ‘Les Contes Russes’ in 1915. This impressive portfolio was published for Larionov and Goncharova’s large exhibition of their theatrical work, held at the Galerie Barbazanges to celebrate their arrival in Paris. It comprises a series of pochoirs and prints of several of the designs on display. Valentin Parnack’s essay discusses Larionov’s theories about dance and theatre, and singles out the artist as the initiator of new types of choreography, including dances based on free movements, types of gait, animal movements, mechanical dance, and social dance related to work.

‘Entre les nouvelles formes que le vingtième siècle a données aux arts, l’expression nouvelle de l’art décoratif fut trouvée par la génie de deux peintres – Larionow et Gontcharova.’ (From the text by Valentin Parnak).

Bibliography See lot 190 in the sale ‘Une Bibliothèque de Connaisseur’, Guy Loudmer, Paris, December 1989.


Physical Description

L’Art décoratif théatral moderne not folded, first edition, 1919, with two supplementary pochoir plates

Broadsheet (498 x 362 mm). [6 bifolia: 12 leaves + 14 leaves of plates; pp. 18]. Leaf with justification, leaf with title with circular pochoir publisher’s colour vignette (by Larionov), copyright verso, 6 leaves with Valentin Parnack’s analysis with 8 tipped-in illustrations on glossy paper (6 in colour), leaf with list of plates, leaf with list of text illustrations and 14 hors-texte plates: 6 pochoir colour plates (2 by Goncharova and 4 by Larionov) and 8 colour plates (listed as ‘Gravures’), 3 tipped-in; sheet size: 500 x 360 mm or the reverse.


Loose as issued in original publisher’s printed paper portfolio with flaps, front cover with title and large vignette in black by Larionov, one cloth tie.

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