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By Matthew Collings

This strange volumeApart paintings background, half journalism, and half diaryAoffers a crash direction at the Pop artwork scene in London from approximately the Sixties onward and does so with intelligence and humor. Collings has spent his existence during this inventive atmosphere, and he writes with an insider's ease. In an enticing mixture of anecdote, critique, and dialogue, he offers a a bit wild potpourri of the lives, strange conduct, and creations of such participants as Damien Hirst, John Stezaker, R.B. Kitaj, and David Hockney, to call just a only a few.

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72. Below : After PIETER BRUEGHEL THE ELDER The Alchemist. Engraving, second state of four. 337 mm. by 457 mm. London /^i, 600 From (84,000). 21. in. 72. the collection of D. E. Evans, Esq. 1 ft^PEKTA •MSeiiTA OVATVOI^ NIMKAtll NVLLA SCD TALIS (^VALi;

7,000 ($42,500). 71. MENSZ. \N RIJN hat. Pen and brown ink. Perhaps 71 mm. by 72 mm. London circa 1635. ;(^5,ooo (812,500). 72. Old Master Drawings Apart from the Ellesmere sale, which is discussed in detail on pages 31-45, the Old Master Drawing department held a number ofimportant sales. From the Dutch School the following group of drawings sold during the season are worthy of special mention. The Study of a beggar in a wide-brimmed hat by Rembrandt, a brilliant study drawn from the life in Amsterdam in about 1633-34, realised 7,000 ($42,500) in November; while a small sketch of an Actor sold the following ;^i March two realised ^^5, 000 ($12,500).

Petersburg, in December 191 3, with nonsense-libretto by Kruchenykh, music by Matiushin and costumes and decor by Malevich, was described by Malevich as representing the birth of Suprematism. The opera's anarchic ideals - revealed by Kruchenykh as being an attempt 'to transform the world into chaos, to break into pieces the established values and from these pieces create anew' - naturally appealed to the later Constructivists and Lissitzky's designs demonstrate his highly individual approach to typography and layout, an approach then considered wholly iconoclastic.

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