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Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
ARMIN HOFMANN (1920-2020)
50 1/4x35 1/2 inches, 127 1/2x90 1/4 cm. Wassermann, Basel. Condition A / A-: minor abrasions and small tears at edges; small abrasion in lower left image. Paper.
Hofmann's design for an open-air ballet performance was "one of the defining images of Swiss graphic design. . . The brilliant white of the lettering is a foil to the half-tone greys of the photograph; the dance, cut off at head and foot, is transformed into a graphic sign of movement rather than a three-dimensional pictorial image (Swiss Graphic Design, p. 216). MoMA 380.1963, Avant Garde p. 91, Swiss Graphic Design p. 216, Swiss Poster Art 59.13, Margadant 117.