Sobachii iashchik: trudy tvorcheskogo biuro Nichevokov (Dog's box: creative works by the Nothingness Bureau) ZEMENKOV, BORIS
Sobachii iashchik: trudy tvorcheskogo biuro Nichevokov (Dog's box: creative works by the Nothingness Bureau)

Moscow: “Hobo” , 1922.

Printed paper wrappers, with an illustration signed by Boris Zemenkov on the front cover. 14, [2] p. 24.5 x 16 cm. Edition of 300. The first printing was printed in an edition of 500, a number still visible on the verso of the title-page. “Sobachii iashchik” appears only on the cover, which is dated 1923 (unlike the title-page, which is dated 1922). This work contains parodistic literary declarations and manifestos by members of the Nothingists group. It was edited by Sergei Sadikov, and includes contributions by K. Ovechin and Boris Zemenkov, in addition to writing by Sadikov. The members of the Tvornichbiuro (Creative-Nothingness-Bureau) were Boris Zemenkov, Elena Nikolaeva, Aetsii Ranov, Riurik Rok, and Oleg Erberg. Sergei Sadikov was the General Secretary. Boris Zemenkov contributed a “dekret o zhivopisi” (Decree on painting).

British Library 485 (second edition). Getty 727 (first edition). MoMA 450 (second edition). Not in NYPL.


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