Mikhail Karasik. The Silver Age. Russian Types

St Petersburg, 2004. 550 × 360 mm

The book The Silver Age. Russian Types. An album for contemplation is an allusion to Boris Kustodiev’s Russian types published in 1923. It is a tribute to and a postmodern analysis on its centenary of the heyday of Russian art and literature. Karasik mixes time and space in the short, ironic text preceding the album. After this introduction there are 11 colour lithographs composed of reworked old photographs and erotic postcards. The sheets are bound between cardboard covers with monochrome printed paper and a linen spine. Each of the 17 copy edition has a Plexiglas case to present the book.