Kulagina’s collage work commemorates the events of Bloody Sunday, January 1905, when over 1000 peaceful demonstrators were massacred during a march at the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, which led to the October Revolution and the eventual triumph of the Bolshevik party. Photographs of the atrocity make up the background, but the workers carrying the red flag dominate the image.
1905 - Path to October
Red Star Over Russia
Date of work
Lithograph on paper 104.7 x 74.5 cm Ne Boltai Collection © ARS, NY and DACS, London 2017
Red Star over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905 – 55
at Tate Modern marks the centenary of the October Revolution with a remarkable display of the collection of the late photographer and graphic designer David King (1943 - 2016), offering a visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union. Using selected works from King’s incredible collection of over 250,000 items relating to the period, the show will chart how political events changed the face of art and graphic design, with a lasting impact still felt today.