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  • Adolf Strakhov
    born: Ekaterinoslav, Russian Empire (present-day Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine)
  • Lenin, 1924
  • Where object was made: Soviet Union (present-day Russia)
  • offset lithograph (reproduction)
  • Object Height/Width: 603 x 365 mm
    Object Height/Width: 23 7/8 x 14 3/8 in
  • Gift of Mohamed El-Hodiri
  • Not on display
  • 1995.0145

A larger-than-life Lenin stands assertively in right profile with one foot forward. His left hand is extended at shoulder height in front of him while his right hand is in his pocket. He is wearing a flat cap, jacket, and tie. He is depicted in red and white. The red silhouette of a car is behind him, though it only comes up to his knees. The car is filled with people bearing bayonets. In the background are black silhouettes of factory chimneys and buildings. The date range “1870-1924” is at the top of the work.