The Soviet stainless steel couple

up:date April 5, 2021 by Jans Bock-Schroeder

The Statue of the Worker and the Kolkhoz Woman is a symbol of the eternal union of the working class and the peasantry in Soviet Russia. It stands in front of the All-Russian Exhibition Centre and is one of the most impressive and iconic statues in Russia - the masterpiece of architect Vera Mukhina, called "Worker and Kolkhoz Woman".

2 spectators watch the sculpture of the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman
Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, Moscow

The statue is an excellent example of socialist realism, displaying the perfect exemplars of a Soviet man and a Soviet woman, where the man holds up a hammer and the woman a sickle to form the Soviet symbol. The 24.5 metre long statue was made of stainless steel for the 1937 World Fair in Paris, where it stood near the Eiffel Tower opposite the pavilion of Germany. The two Soviet and German pavilions won the Grand Prix of the fair in a tie.



  • Original - Made to Order
  • Peter Bock-Schroeder (1913-2001)
  • Edition 1/3
  • Negative Date: 1956
  • Print Date: 2021
  • Size: 50 x 50 cm
  • Provenance: Bock-Schroeder Foundation
  • Verso: Copyright stamp


  • Signed by Jans Bock-Schroeder, the artist’s son.
  • Verso: Copyright stamp, Signature, Edition-Number
  • Printed from the original Negative
  • Analog Handprint in Museum Quality on Barytha Paper
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