May 25– Liubov Popova
Politically engaged Russian avant-gardist, Suprematist, Constructivist.
Popova’s Birsk Landscape
MAY 25, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*African Liberation Day.
*National Tapdance Day.
*Coventry, England: Lady Godiva’s Day. Her famous ride re-enacted.
ALSO ON MAY 25 IN HISTORY…
1803 — American thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson born, Boston, Massachusetts.
1895 — Gay playwright Oscar Wilde convicted of “acts of gross indecency,” England.
1908 — American poet Theodore Roethke born, Saginaw, Michigan.
1924 — Politically committed Russian avant-gardist Liubov Popova dies, Moscow.
1954 — War photographer Robert Capa dies, Thai-Binh, Vietnam.
1961 — Prez John Kennedy commits U.S. to put man on moon by 1970.
1963 — Organization of African Unity begins, housed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective