Oct 25, 2018 - Sale 2490

Sale 2490 - Lot 99

Price Realized: $ 16,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
50x35 3/4 inches, 127x90 1/4 cm. J.E. Wolfensberger, Zurich.
Condition B+: replaced losses and skinning in corners and margins; repaired tears at edges, some through text; creases in margins and image.
Burkhard Mangold's artistic career covered several distinct areas, including painting, stained glass and poster design. In 1905, he began working with the inimitable Swiss printing house Wolfensberger, and soon became one of the pioneers of modern Swiss poster art. This brightly-colored, care-free image is one of his most fluid designs, in which the swirls on the ice indicate the movement of the skaters, who themselves are moving too fast to be completely contained within the poster itself. It is an "audacious and dynamic composition" (Weill p. 122), and "one of the flagship works of Swiss poster art" (Schweiz p. 30). Mangold 119, Swiss Winter Sports 44, Sports d'Hiver p. 68, Art of Skiing p. 88, Weill p. 122, Touristik 31, Schweiz p. 27.