Zapiski poeta (Notes of a Poet)

Ilya Selvinsky (1899-1968), Zapiski poėta: povest (Moskva: Gos. izd-vo, 1928). Graphic Arts (GAX) 2010- in process.

The Constructivist poet Selvinsky’s autobiography was published with a book wrapper by El Lissitzky (1890-1941), which features a photomontage of the German artist Hans Arp (1886-1966), set on a background of the Dada periodical 391. The portrait was created while Arp and Lissitzky were working on Die Kunstismen/The Isms of Art: 1914-1924 (Munich: Eugene Rentsch, 1925. Architecture Library (UES) N6490 .L55 1990). There is no explanation of why Arp’s picture appears on Selvinsky’s book.