Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Social Kunst No.1-9 ("Social Art", 9 vols. complete) [W/ ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S PROMOTIONAL BOOKLET]

Copenhagen: Mondes Forlag/ Monde, 1930-1932. First edition. Softcover. Quartos. Illustrated dust jackets pasted on to stiff paper wrappers. Pages uncut. The complete 9-issue run of this Danish leftist & socially-conscious art periodical edited and published by Marxist literary and art critic Harald Rue (1895-1947). Each issue focuses on the work of a particular artist or a specific subject. All issues are profusely illustrated throughout. Jacket flaps with publisher's advertisements.

Content as follows:
- No.1: The first issue features the work of artist and teacher Aksel Jørgensen (1883-1957).
- No.2: The work of Danish artist Anton Hansen (1891-1960), illustrated throughout with finely printed lithographic images in black.
- No.3: The work of acclaimed German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945), with many of the b/w images being lithographs.
- No.4: The USA in Drawing. A visual survey of leftist themes and artists in the United States during the period, featuring the work of such acclaimed figures as William Gropper (1897-1977), Fred C. Ellis (1885-1965), Robert Minor (1884-1952), Jacob Burck (1907-1982), Adolf Dehn (1895-1968), Louis Lozowick (1892-1973), Hugo Gellert (1892-1985), and William Siegel (1905-1990). Beautiful lithographic and woodcut images in black, throughout.
- No.5: The work of Danish cartoonist and artist Storm Peterson (Robert Storm Petersen, 1882-1949). Images throughout in b/w , with many printed lithographically.
- No. 6: Tegnekunsten i Sovjetunionen. A suvery of modernist Soviet graphic art and illustrations during the period 1917-1931. Contains b/w images as well as numerous color illustrations (mostly lithographic), including the cover. Many stritiking and iconic images and imagery, including examples of contructivism and social realism, and work from D. Moor (Dmitry Stakhievich Orlov, 1883-1946), Aleksandr Deyneka (1899-1969), Vladimir Lebedev (1891-1967), Viktor Deni (1893-1946) and Mieczyslaw Vasilyevich Dobrokovsky (1895-1937), among others.
- No.7: Work by Anton Hansen, mostly reproduced lithographically in b/w.
- No.8: A survey of pioneering work utilizing the photomontage technique, including striking b/w and red images created by acclaimed artists such as John Heartfield (1891-1968), Hans Richter (1888-1976), Max Keilson (1900-1953), Moholy-Nagy, Rene Jacques (1908-2003), El Lisstzky, Alexander Rodchenko, and Gustav Klutsis (1895-1938), among others.
- No.9: The work of acclaimed German artist George Grosz. Images finely-reproduced lithographically in b/w.


Extremely scarce promotional booklet for Harald Rue's Publishing company Mondes Forlag (MONDE), included with the sixth issue. 7 unnumbered pages. Finely produced, featuring reproduced images and striking modernist design and layout in black, red and white throughout. Displays the first 6 issues of this periodical, as well as other magazines and one-off publications from the publisher on various leftist subjects.

Some wrappers with some sunning, small stains, and/or smudges to covers. Back covers of #3,4 and 9 with ink stamp of the previous owner. Jacket of #9 with some light foxing. Some issues with light rubbing and/or closed tears to extremities. Interiors and images quite clean overall, with a few sporadic instances of light smudges. Jackets/wrappers in good+ to very good, interiors in very good+ to near fine condition overall. All issues protected in modern mylar. g+ to near fine. Item #49874

* Together with artist Anton Hansen, who's work is featured in the 2nd and 7th issues of this series, Harald Rue would later edit and publish another similar periodical titled "Arbejderkunst" (1932 - 34).

Price: $1,750.00

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