Jun 18, 2020 - Sale 2538

Sale 2538 - Lot 57

Price Realized: $ 3,500
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
ERNST KELLER (1891-1968) ZÜRICHER PRESSEBALL. 1932.
50 1/2x36 inches, 128 1/4x91 1/2 cm. Buchdruckerei Zur Alten Universitat, Zurich.
Condition A-: minor creases at edges and in image; diagonal creases through image. Mounted on Japan. Framed.
A pioneer of Swiss graphic design and international typography, Ernst Keller taught at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich from 1918 until he retired in 1956, imparting his key tenets of simplicity and legibility to two generations of Swiss designers. The dramatic diagonal of the dancing figures and the contrasting blocks of solid color create a dynamic advertisement for this ball at the Hotel Baur au Lac. As this poster is for a one-night event, far fewer would have been printed than for a normal commercial advertising poster. Consequently, the image is Rare. We could find no other copies at auction. Avant Garde p. 154.

From the Aminoff / Faccini Estate.