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The Last Masquerade

A work made of stencil.

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  • A work made of stencil.

Date:

May 11, 1945

Artist:

Petr Ashotovich Sarkisian
(Born Moscow, 1922; died Moscow, 1970)
Vasilii Ivanovich Lebedev-Kumach
(Born Moscow, 1898; died Moscow, 1949)

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Petr A. Sarkisian

Title

The Last Masquerade

Origin

Russia

Date

1945

Medium

Stencil

Inscriptions

The hardened SS Fritzes Are playing a last-gasp masquerade. Attempting to hide from the Red Army, They change their visage and their clothes. Fleeing from justice and from punishment, They shave off their beards and mustaches They put on peaceful robes And ladies’ bonnets instead of helmets! But no kind of masquerade Will ever trick the Soviet fighter. Behind any mask or costume He will expose the Fascist scoundrel!

Dimensions

1390 x 1220 mm

Credit Line

Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries

Reference Number

2010.157

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