Jun 18, 2020 - Sale 2538

Sale 2538 - Lot 40

Price Realized: $ 938
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
BRUNO MONGUZZI (1941- ) OSKAR SCHLEMMER / LES NOCES / IGOR STRAVINSKY. 1988.
50 1/4x35 1/2 inches, 127 1/4x90 cm. Fratelli Roda, Taverne.
Condition A: minor creases at edges. Paper.
Swiss Graphic Designer Monguzzi studied in Geneva and London before launching his career with Studio Boggeri in Milan in 1961. He later moved to Montreal to design nine pavilions for the 1967 International and Universal Exposition, then settled back in Switzerland to continue designing and curating. The Museo Cantonale d'Arte, founded in 1987, commissioned Monguzzi to devise the institution's logo as well as posters for each exhibition and program. This poster for an exhibition on Oskar Schlemmer's stage sets and costumes for Stravinsky's Les Noces, highlights his aptitude in creating dynamic typographic compositions. It also bears an uncanny resemblance to the famous letterform work by Strzeminski, Z Ponad.