Skip to main content

Anxious Ones

1923
El Lissitzky (Eleazar Lissitzky), (Russian, 1890–1941) Printed and published by Rob. Leunis & Chapman, Hanover, Germany
A peripatetic artist, El Lissitzky frequently traveled between Moscow, Berlin, and Paris through the 1920s. This lithograph is part of a portfolio of costume designs for an unrealized production of the Futurist opera Victory over the Sun (originally staged in Moscow in 1913) was sold in Paris in the vanguard bookshop and art gallery Au Sans Pareil. Lissitzky’s production was to be enacted by electronically driven mechanical figures, manlike machines that were also colorful geometric abstractions....

Object Details

We are always open to learning more about our collections and updating the website. Does this record contain inaccurate information or language that you feel we should improve or change? Contact us here.

Please note that this particular artwork might not be on view when you visit. Don’t worry—we have plenty of exhibitions for you to explore.