Alpha, Tovarich


47.5 H x 35 W x 1 in (116 x 89 cm)

Etching ink on canvas.
Original signed small limited edition, off-print on canvas by the artist.
Printmaking, relief process. Framed, art gallery wrapped.

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Tovarich. (Tovarishch or tovarisch). Russian Marxists adopted as a translation of the word “Kamerad” the Russian word tovarishch (Товарищ), whose original meaning was “business companion”.

The more neutral republican form of address would translate as “citizen”, and “comrade” became so commonplace in the Soviet Union that it was used indiscriminately in essentially the same way as terms like “Mister” and “Sir” are employed in English. In the United States, the word “comrade” carries a strong connotation with Communism and the former Soviet Union. Despite this, the idea of reclaiming the word may seem appealing for it’s positive values; by the bye, it has been adopted into the U.S. Army Soldier’s Creed in the statement “I will never leave a fallen comrade”.

Signed small limited edition printmaking by the artist. Unframed art gallery wrapped canvas. This work will ships flat in a sturdy, well protected cardboard box, woodbox available upon request. You are looking for something specific? If you have any questions on this piece leave a message for further information.

Weight5 kg
Dimensions125 x 5 x 100 cm
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