Katalog vystavki kartin gruppy khudozhnikov oslinyi khvost (Catalog of an exhibition of pictures by the artists' group Donkey's Tail)
miasnitskaia, uchilishche zhivopisi, vaianiia i zodchestva,
Printed coated paper wrappers. 16 p. 17 x 12.5 cm. The Donkey's Tail group was a left-leaning splinter group from the Knave of Diamonds artists' society, founded by Larionov and Goncharova in response to what they considered conservative or mainstream leanings in the Knave of Diamonds group. From the start, the group was controversial, and the announcement of the formation of the group at a lecture/debate organized by the Knave of Diamonds on February 12, 1912 caused an uproar (Larionov was reportedly booed off the stage) and a minor scandal. Catalog of the first exhibition of the Donkey's Tail group. The exhibition featured 307 works by 18 artists, including Goncharova, Larionov, Le-Dantyu, Malevich, Tatlin, and Kirill Zdanevich. The exhibition was very controversial, eliciting outrage and censure. Several of the paintings, including religious-themed paintings by Goncharova, were confiscated for being blasphemous or otherwise offensive.
Not in BL, Getty, MoMA, or NYPL. OCLC locates 4 copies, at BL, Getty, MoMA, and Tate. Milton A. Cohen, Movement, manifesto, melee: the Modernist group, 1910–1914 (Lanham: Lexington, 2004): 231.