May 13, 2013 - Sale 2314

Sale 2314 - Lot 2

Price Realized: $ 3,600
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
57 3/4x41 inches, 146 3/4x104 cm. Wilhelm Hoffmann, Dresden.
Condition B: repaired tears, restored losses and abrasions in margins and image; restoration along vertical and horizontal folds; creases in image. Two-sheets.
Wilhelm Hoffmann was among the first printers to advertise the business of printing posters. Most well-known is the poster designed in 1896 by Otto Fischer, promoting Hoffmann's Studio of Modern Posters in Dresden, which appeared in the Maîtres de l'Affiche, garnering recognition from poster aficionados around the world. That same year, Hoffman issued this other rare poster, which is a masterful typographic flight of fancy, combining Jugendstil decorative elements with intricate lettering in different sizes and colors. DFP-III 2291, Reims 1103, Sponsel p. 265.