Thursday, December 27, 2012

Van Abbemuseum is given collection of 20th century book art and reference works on modern Russian art

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Russland – Neues Bauen in der Welt, Wenen, cover, 1930. Design El Lissitzky. LS collection, Nijmegen.

EINDHOVEN.- The Nijmegen based collectors, Albert Lemmens and Serge Stommels have donated a collection of more than 13,500 titles to the library of the Van Abbemuseum. The collection of Lemmens and Stommels - the LS collection - covers the history of modern art in and outside Russia and the Soviet Union and consists, amongst other things, of artists’ books, children’s books, graphics and journals. Part of it consists of books and journals which were designed and / or illustrated by the artists El Lissitzky (1890-1941) and Ilya Kabakov (1933). The works of these artists can be seen in the Van Abbemuseum in the Lissitzky - Kabakov, Utopia and Reality exhibition from 1 December 2012 to 28 April 2013. The Lissitzky and Kabakov books and journals from the LS collection will also be exhibited here. “This donation is hugely valuable to us. The Van Abbemuseum has an extensive collection of literature on Russian art d ... More

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