Socialist artist Vladimir Mayakovsky's agitprop posters for revolutionary Russia
Peter van Langen

Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky (1893-1930) was a poet, playwright, artist and actor. He cut a rather dashing, nay swashbuckling figure-with his shaved head and Crowleyan features-during the height of the Russian Revolution. He dressed like a dandy. He was hailed as the "artistic genius of the Revolution."