Jun 18, 2020 - Sale 2538

Sale 2538 - Lot 27

Price Realized: $ 1,430
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
25x37 1/2 inches, 63 1/2x95 1/4 cm. R.M. Rohrer, Brno.
Condition A-: repaired tear at bottom right margin; archival tape on verso; sharp vertical and horizontal folds. Paper.
By the 1920s, the Czech city of Brno had become an important center of Central European avant-garde. "An artistic milestone was achieved with the 1928 Exhibition of Contemporary Culture, which celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Czechoslovak state's independence. To celebrate this event, a new, modern exhibition centre was built" (Trade Fair, intro). There was a competition to design the poster for this exhibition and it was won by Süsser. The poster "depicted the humanist role of culture, using an allegorical female figure holding a torch and resting against a lion - the symbol of the Czechoslovak state. Also, its large format and the colour palette using the national colors enhance the effective impression" (Ibid.). Süsser was a painter, printmaker and poster designer who also taught at Brno's Arts and Crafts School. This is the German version. Trade Fair 57 (var).