May 13 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2568 -

Sale 2568 - Lot 349

Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000

GEROLD HUNZIKER (1894-1980)

BUGATTI. 1932.


51x35 1/2 inches, 129 1/2x89 cm. A. Trüb & Cie., Aarau.
Condition B+: restoration along repaired tears and creases at edges and in image; small replaced losses and restoration at edges; time-staining and slight speckling at bottom.

Hunziker studied art in his native Switzerland and was best known as a painter, muralist, illustrator and stage designer. In addition to the posters he designed (he created a large number for Bally), he ultimately made his name as a painter of horses and equestrian scenes. This, his most famous poster design, takes a dramatic angle and unexpected colors to depict the front of a Bugatti type 55 Roadster (which itself was based on the company's type 51 Grand Prix car). Affiches Automobiles p. 58, 2nd Salon Automobile 78.