Lubok Cheeky Butt Grab Print


A tale as old as time. The dialogue on this print reads:

— Perhaps go away from me, I don’t care about you,
you come, grabbing my ass, disturbing me cooking pancakes.
Don’t grab my ass or the pancakes will burn,
I’ll find a reason right away, I’ll hit you with a frying pan,
I may be ashamed, but you’ll be sorry.
— It’s your will to beat me, let me just grab your ass
Because I really think, my dear, that your ass is neat.
I came to you with purpose and I am lucky that I found you home alone.
Even if you completely soil me, I will not be healthy,
Just show me your love. Put me to bed with yourself.
Plywood print
Size 4.5 x 6 inches
Rope for hanging attached



Тhe lubok (Russian: лубо́к) is a representative of farce and folk theatrical culture, and the setting is fair fun – condescending to “violation of moral standards.” Folk theater and popular print – those types of mass arts that implied an active playful reaction on the part of the audience – were subject to very special moral norms:
The point, apparently, is that frivolous themes, perceived by the audience as prohibited in other conditions, contribute to their switching into playful behavior.

The lubok print was a Russian popular print, characterized by simple graphics and narratives derived from literature, religious stories, and popular tales. Lubki prints were used as decoration in houses and inns. Early examples from the late 17th and early 18th centuries were woodcuts, followed by engravings or etchings, and from mid-19th century lithography. They sometimes appeared in series, which might be regarded as predecessors of the modern comic strip.

Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 9 × 7 × 1 in