May 23, 2019 - Sale 2510

Sale 2510 - Lot 63

Price Realized: $ 1,820
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Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000
XANTI SCHAWINSKY (1904-1979) 1934 • XII / SI. Poster insert. 1934.
37 3/4x26 inches, 96x66 cm. Alfieri E Lacroix, Milan.
Condition B+: repaired tear at left edge, slightly into image; small tears at edges; creases and abrasions along vertical and horizontal folds; strip of paper at left edge from magazine. Paper.
Schawinsky studied in Zürich, Cologne, Berlin and with the Bauhaus in Weimar, and worked in the Boggieri Studio in Milan
for some of Italy's most prestigious advertising clients. In 1936, he immigrated to America at the behest of Josef Albers, who invited him to teach at Black Mountain College, where Schawinsky remained for the duration of the war working with such luminaries as Breuer and Walter Gropius. This image was included in the April 1934 issue of the Italian magazine La Revista Illustrata del Popolo d'Italia. Encyclopedie de l'Affiche p. 356, Mechanical Age p. 57, Le Coultre p. 50, Consenso p. 22, Design Graphique p. 76, Modernism 10.1, Berman p. 138, The Poster 266, Metiers No. 50 n.p....