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Metro. Mayday Illuminations
  • Alexander Rodchenko
    1891–1956
    born: Saint Petersburg, Russia ; died: Moscow, Soviet Union (present-day Russia) ; active: Soviet Union (present-day Russia)
  • Metro. Mayday Illuminations, 1932
  • Where object was made: Soviet Union (present-day Russia)
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 22.5 x 29.5 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22.5 x 29.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 7/8 x 11 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 7/8 x 11 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Museum purchase: Helen Foresman Spencer Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2004.0034
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Exhibitions

Black-and-white image of an elaborate light display. The signage includes large cyrillic text along the bottom of the image (метрополитен, meaning "Underground") inclined at a slight angle and smaller cyrillic text above.