Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

Long Live the Komosol
  • Alexander Samokhvalov
    born: Bezhetsk, Tver Governorate, Russian Empire (present-day Russia) ; died: Leningrad, Soviet Union (present-day St. Petersburg, Russia)
  • Long Live the Komosol, 1924
  • Where object was made: Soviet Union (present-day Russia)
  • offset lithograph (reproduction)
  • Object Height/Width: 607 x 368 mm
    Object Height/Width: 23 7/8 x 14 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mohamed El-Hodiri
  • Not on display
  • 1995.0146

A man and a woman walk side by side toward the right side of the image. The man is holding a flag with his right arm. The woman is gripping the flag pole higher up while looking back over her shoulder. The flag is an advertisement for a communist organization. The figures and the flag are in shades of red while the background is blue and black.