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The Flight of General Manstein

A work made of stencil.

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  • A work made of stencil.

Date:

April 17, 1944

Artist:

Sergei Nikolaevich Kostin
(Born Moscow, 1896; died Moscow, 1968)
Irina Petrova
(Birth and death dates unknown)

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Sergei N. Kostin

Title

The Flight of General Manstein

Origin

Russia

Date

Original 1944

Medium

Stencil

Inscriptions

The commander of the southern group of German forces on the eastern front, General Manstein, has fled with his staff to Romania. Inscribed on the sign: To Romania; To the USSR Manstein heads west, Manstein doesn’t want to rest. He rushes directly to Jassy, But he can’t sit still in Jassy. The transit passenger moans: “Where shall I run? What a small world!”

Dimensions

1870 x 861 mm

Credit Line

Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries

Reference Number

2010.85

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