Painting by Ivan Bevzenko. Socialist realism art aimed to promote the Soviet communist system. Prescribed guidelines for its creation were: "proletarian (relevant for the working class, and understandable to them), typical (depicting everyday scenes from people’s lives), realistic, and partisan (to support the proclaimed goals of the state and the party)" (Martinez, 2015).
Lot 25: CHARLES ALSTON (1907 - 1977) Workers (Illustration)
“Thomas Hart Benton's ‘America Today’ Mural Rediscovered,” on view through April 19, 2015, celebrates the gift of Benton’s epic mural “America Today” from AXA Equitable Life Insurance. Benton painted this mural for New York's New School for Social Research to adorn the school's boardroom in its International Style modernist building on West 12th Street. | Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889–1975). Steel from America Today, 1930–31. #newyorkcity #bentonmural