Lissitzky poster heavily damaged
El Lissitzky, Beat The Whites With The Red Wedge, 1920, poster heavily damaged
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Lissitzky poster heavily damaged


The famous Lissitzky poster Beat The Whites With The Red Wedge (1920) has been heavily damaged in the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow. In the middle there’s a big hole and pieces of paper are hanging down.

What the hell has happened?

Lissitzky poster in the central hall of the Multimedia Art Museum Moscow

Yesterday evening, Friday 13 September 2013, an Angel has miraculously fallen down through the roof of the museum, through the center of the poster.

Fallen Angel

The technical staff from the museum is assisting in putting together the Angel agai

Ilya Kabakov installing the Fallen Angel

The Angel will probably never be able to fly again. She will stay in intensive care here until the end of the exhibition. 

And the Lissitzky poster will never be the same again.

Fallen Angel lying on the ground