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David King died at 73 in 2016. This 2017 catalog Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution In Visual Culture 1905-55 is a celebration of both the man and the collection he donated to the Tate in London. King was a British art director, designer and historian of the most activist propaganda art of the 20th Century. King’s last book, John Heartfield: Laughter is a Devastating Weapon (2015), was a masterpiece of visual erudition on a master of political satire.


His collection grew to more than 250,000 items, some of which were displayed in a special gallery dedicated to his material at the Tate. Mr. King also drew on his archive for the major studies “Ordinary Citizens: The Victims of Stalin” (2003), “Red Star Over Russia: A Visual History of the Soviet Union From the Revolution to the Death of Stalin” (2009) and “The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin’s Russia” (1997).



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