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El Lissitzky 
Pavilion of the Soviet Union at the "PRESSA" exhibition in Cologne 
1928 
  
Gelatin silver print, photo postcard 
14 x 8,8 cm 
  
Bassenge Photography Auctions 
1 June 2016, Photographs, Lot 4247 
  
 
LL/67275 
  
El Lissitzky designed the Soviet pavilion for the "PRESSA" print media exhibtion which took place in Cologne in 1928. He also took many of the photographs to advertise the stands. One image shows a general view of the Staatenhaus and one shows the Zeitungsstrasse with the exhibtion halls.
 
Lit.: El Lissitzky. Jenseits der Abstraktion. Sprengel Museum, Hannover 1999.
Kirsten Baumann/Rolf Sachsse (eds.). Moderne Grüsse - Fotografierte Architektur auf Ansichtskarten 1919 - 1939, exhibition catalogue, illustrated.
El Lissitzky. Erinnerungen, Brife, Schriften. Frankfurt a. M. 1980, ill. 208. 
 

 
  
 
  
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