Pro dva kvadrata--Suprematicheskii skaz v 6-ti postroikakh (Of two squares--A Suprematist Story in 6 Constructions)

Of Two Squares--A Suprematist Story in 6 Constructions

El Lissitzky (Russian, 1890–1941), Publisher Skify (German, 20th century)

Place of Publication: Berlin, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Compton, World Backwards, p. 114


Overall: 28 x 22.5 x 0.4 cm (11 x 8 7/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with figures and text printed in red and black letterpress

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Berlin: Skify, 1922) 28 cm.; [9 fol.]; original publisher’s pictorial white cardboard covers (cream four-flap manila folder, green spine).

Children’s book with abstract illustrations.

Berlin: Skify, 1922


R.E. Lewis, Inc., San Francisco, CA (purchased 7/1/66 for $75); Stephen and Susan W. Paine, Cambridge, MA; given by Susan W. Paine to MFA December 31, 1999.

Credit Line

Gift of Susan W. Paine