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June 12, 2021October 10, 2021

Iliazd: Publishing as an Art Form

Drawn from the formidable collection of Ilia Zdanevich's work in the Reva and David Logan Collection of Illustrated Books, Iliazd: Publishing as an Art Form will look at the work of this Russian Modernist whose collaborators included Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Alberto Giacometti, Max Ernst, and Joan Miró. Ilia Zdanevich (Iliazd) created and published twenty-one artist’s books while working in Paris from 1921–1975, sixteen of which currently are in the Fine Arts Museums' collection. This will be the first US museum exhibition devoted to the work of this under-recognized artist in more than thirty years

Image: Naum Granovsky / Iliazd, LidantYU fAram (Ledentu as Beacon), 1923. Pages 52 and 53, Book With 1 Etching With Collaged Embossed Papers On Front Wrapper; Text Printed On Rubel Paper; Green Wrappers With Collage Of Cork, Gold And Silver Paper On Front; Separate 8-page Prospectus In French Entitled Le Dentu Le Phare (Ledentu The Beacon); Unopened Pages. 194 x 144 x 12 mm (7 5/8 x 5 11/16 x 1/2 in.). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of the Reva and David Logan Foundation, 1998.40.57.1-1