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Like Rats from a Sinking Ship

A work made of stencil.

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  • A work made of stencil.

Date:

December 20, 1944

Artist:

Petr Ashotovich Sarkisian
(Born Moscow, 1922; died Moscow, 1970)
Dem’ian Bednyi
(Born Gubovka, 1883; died Moscow, 1945)

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Petr A. Sarkisian

Title

Like Rats from a Sinking Ship

Origin

Russia

Date

1944

Medium

Stencil

Inscriptions

Many of Hitler’s administrators, understanding the inevitability of Germany’s defeat, are preparing to abscond to neutral countries with significant resources. (From the newspapers) The Fascist rats are making plans; Some rats are already on their way: Packing their suitcases, Across the seas and oceans They hurry to countries Where they might escape their deaths. But the vile rats must still answer! Whether it’s an island, or distant peninsula, There won't be a place in the world Where the German rats will not be found. Nature will have its way: In vain the rat fools itself, “I can scurry into the bushes or under a bridge!” Wherever the rat hides its head, His long tail will betray him!

Dimensions

1710 x 1250 mm

Credit Line

Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries

Reference Number

2010.151

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