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                          HELIX ART CENTER, San Diego

1900s: Russian Art & Russian Books; 1920s - 1930s: Soviet Art & Soviet Books; Early Soviet Modern Art; Avant-garde Art & Culture


Works from our collection were exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum (New York), the Jewish Museum (New York), Schirn Kunsthalle (Frankfurt), and other museums and galleries.Within past years we have supplied several exceptional collections to private parties and institutions, including the Getty Center (nearly 700 items) and the Library of Congress (over 2,000 items).Please click HERE for more information.


1. Our site is still under construction. Please let us know about any problems. We appreciate your feedback.
2. Please note that most of images on our site were created some time ago with scanner instead of camera and are of poor (sometimes very poor) quality. We will try to replace them little by little.
3. Only a small part of our book inventory is listed now. Please watch our New Listings section.
4. At the present time we were able to list only few artworks from our inventory. This is a very time consuming process. Please bear with us.
5. Items with reduced price will be re-listed in the New Listings section.


Geography: USSR: Russia, Ukraine, etc.; Russian emigrants [emigres].

Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century (1900's, 1910s, 1920's, 1930's, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s): Imperial or Tsar [Czar] period, Russian revolution, Civil War, Stalinism, Great Patriotic War / Second World War [WW2, WWII, World War Two], also Russian emigrant [emigre] art and books.

Categories: original artworks (paintings, watercolors and gouaches, mixed media, drawings, sculpture, applied and decorative art); printed graphics (antique prints, decorative prints, satirical prints, topographical prints); posters, broadsides and leaflets (propaganda posters, industrial constructivist posters, movie posters or film posters, photo or photomontage posters); books (illustrated books, rare books, children's books, books with photos, signed books, reference books and exhibition catalogues [catalogs]); serials and periodicals (magazines, journals, newspapers); autographs and manuscripts; productive arts and design; photography and photomontages; sheet music, ephemera (including typography and postcards); etc.

Styles: Vintage, Realism, Modernism, Art Deco, World of Art, Symbolism, Impressionism, Futurism, Constructivism, Suprematism, Abstract, Cubism, Surrealism, Socialist Realism, Naive and Folk art, etc.

Subjects: advertising and commerce; agitprop; animals and plants (wild life, natural history, floral/gardens); architecture and construction; caricatures and cartoons (animation); celebrities and historical figures; children's and juvenile; costumes and fashion; country life and agriculture; design; ethnic and oriental; events and festivals; fantasy; labor and industry; landscapes,
cityscapes and seascapes; literature (poetry, prose, dramatic art, etc.); maritime; nude and erotic (sensuality); performing arts and entertainment (theater, circus, dance, cinema, music, variety show, ballet - including Ballet Russe or Ballets Russes, etc.); portraits and figures; religion and spirituality; royalty; social subjects, history and politics (historical and political events); sports and recreation; still life; travel and transportation; war and military; etc.

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