DANZIG BALDEV: RUSSIAN CRIMINAL TATTOOS ENCYCLOPEDIA VOLUME 3 - Volume 3
In 1948, Danzig Baldaev after serving in the army in WWII, went to Leningrad and was ordered by the NKVD to work as a warden in ”Kresty”, an infamous Leningrad prison. While at this prison, he started drawing tattoos of the prison inmates he saw. His collection of tattoos was collected between 1948 and 2000 from different reformatory settlements across the then USSR.
This is the final volume of drawings and photographs from Baldaev and Sergei Vasiliev, which completes the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia trilogy. It is an essential companion to the critically acclaimed first and second volume, which detail Baldaev's recording of tattoos in Russian prisons.
- 400 pages
- 8 1/8” L x 5” W