Price: 83.00 euro Size: 17.5×12.5cm./6.8×4.9inch. Weight: 325gr./11.4oz.
Lenin Buste made from porcelain by the Herend porcelain factory in Hungary. Beautiful combination between biscuit porcelain, head, and glazed, chest. It is numbered at the bottom and Herend’s name is also visible. In perfect state.
Price: 105.00 euro Size: 30.5cm./12inch. Weight: 2475gr./87oz.
Lenin statue with inscription. Sculptor N. Teplov. Beautiful non-magnetic metal statue of a Lenin. Silk matt gloss, with inscription on the front and on the back the name of the artist and year of publication, 1977.
Lenin with book leaning on column, very big.Made of aluminum alloy. 1970s With inscription, donated 1983. Lenin’s original name was Vladimir Iljitsj Oeljanov. He lived from 1870-1924. He was a revolutionairy and the first leader of the Soviet Union. His political and social ideas, known as Leninism, was based on the social ideas of Karl Marx, called Marxism. After the october revolution in 1917 he was the first leader of the Soviet Union and put in place the first communist party and the first communist state in the world. His supporters were called the Bolsheviks. In the early 20’s Lenin had a series of strokes on wich he died in 1924. After losing is ability to speak. Lenin’s body was embalmed to preserve it for long term public display in the Red Square mausoleum. During this process, Lenin’s brain was removed. Lenin’s body is still on display. It is assumed that Lenin’s alias was chosen from the river Lena. One of the longest river in the world.
Price: 65.00 euro
Bust from the Soviet Union, 1980 of Russian writer Mikhail Sholokhov. Made of aluminium. On the front there is the signature of the writer and the date 1980. On the back is the signature of the person who made the bust.
Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov (1905-1984) was a Soviet-Russian novelist and winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is known for writing about life and fate of Don Cossacks during the Russian Revolution, the civil war and the period of collectivization, primarily in his most famous novel, And Quiet Flows the Don.
Another collection from a collector to show to you. This time from France. Underneath there are pictures from a impressive Mao statues and busts collection. The collection is from a French reporter who had been working on china for 20 years. And every time he travelled to china he managed to go to the flea markets of the town to find new Mao staues to add to his collection. So he can remember easely how many times he went to China. The collection contains 33 pieces of Mao busts and statues. Great and awesome collection. We thank our French friend to share his photo’s!
Price: 96.00 euro
Bronze statue of Karl Marx. In very good condition. The inscription on the front says:”Proletarian Of All Nations Unite!”. The real statue stands in Moscow on the revolution Square and is made by Lev Kerbel.
Lev Efimovich Kerbel (1917-2003) was a sculptor of Soviet realist works. Kerbel’s creations included statues of Marx, Lenin, Yuri Gagarin, which were sent by Soviet Government as gifts to socialist and the Third World countries across the world. In the 1990s following the collapse of the socialist bloc many of his works of art were destroyed. However his enormous Karl Marx monument in Chemnitz, formerly Karl-Marx-Stadt, has been preserved as a cultural monument.
Kerbel was born to a Russian Jewish family in the village of Semyonovka in Russia (currently Ukraine) on the day that the Winter Palace in Petrograd was stormed by the Bolsheviks setting off the October Revolution.
During World War II, Kerbel helped build the defenses for the Battle of Moscow, then served in the Northern Fleet.
After the war, Kerbel’s career took off with a wide range of commissions. In 1958 he sculpted a statue in China that depicted a huge Soviet and an equally large Chinese worker hand in hand. When Soviet-Chinese relations foundered a few years later, the statue was torn down by a mob. While some people dismiss Kerbel’s works as a form of flat Communist propaganda, Kerbel himself said that he was always more interested in art than politics. Many people now view his few remaining statues with nostalgia, particularly in Chemnitz (formerly known as Karl Marx Stadt, where his bust of Karl Marx is referred to as ‘the head’.
One of Kerbel’s last works was the memorial to the crew of the Kursk submarine, inaugurated in Moscow in 2003.
Lev Kerbel with a smaller version of the Karl Marx Statue
Lev Kerbel working on his famous Karl Marx head wich is still in the city of Chemnitz