Bolshevism Balks at Bolshevist Art
Bolshevism has balked at Bolshevist art in honoring the memory of Nikolai Lenin, and the cubist monument of the dead leader, designed by M. Malevich, exponent of Soviet ideas in art, has been rejected. Malevich … proudly exhibited a huge pedestal composed of a mass of agricultural and industrial tools and machinery. On the top of the pile was the ‘figure’ of Lenin – a simple cube without insignia.
Lenin" The artist was asked. With an injured air he pointed to the cube.
Anybody could see that if they had a soul he added. But the judges without
hesitation turned down the work of art.