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  • Aftograf, artist
    born: Russia ; active: Soviet Union (present-day Russia)
    The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., publisher
  • Poems, 1968
  • S.M.S. No. 3
  • Where object was made: United States
  • offset lithograph
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund and Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Shearburn
  • Not on display
  • 1994.0126.03.a-d

Two bound albums of concrete and sound poetry, one in Russian (a) and one in English (b). George Reavey carried these out of Moscow clandestinely. In the Russian album, many of the poems are hand-written, each is signed. (c) is a brown card with black writing in English with a description by George Reavey. (d) is two sheets of graph paper, folded together with blue writing.