May 19, 2022 - Sale 2605

Sale 2605 - Lot 27

Price Realized: $ 1,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800

HUGO LAUBI (1888-1959)


49 3/4x34 3/4 inches, 126 3/4x88 1/4 cm. Gebr. Fretz, Zurich.
Condition B+: small replaced loss in lower right corner; minor repaired tears and creases at edges; water stain in upper left corner; minor creases and slight foxing in image. Mounted on Japan.

An appealing combination of the traditional Swiss Object poster with Art Deco illustration. Although the viewer can't see the face of the man shown smoking his pipe, his contentment is palpable. Laubi was Art Director at the Fretz Brothers printing house, in which capacity he designed over sixty posters.