Oct 15, 2020 - Sale 2547

Sale 2547 - Lot 12

Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200

HELGE REFN (1908-1985)


39 1/4x24 3/4 inches, 100x63 cm. Winther & Winther, [Copenhagen.]
Condition A-: minor repaired tears and restoration at edges.

At the beginning of the 1930s, Helge Refn studied in Paris with Fernand Léger. His time in France lent a French touch to his work uncommonly seen in Danish posters; most Danish graphic artists of the era followed in the German style. Refn was a set designer in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway and he also designed posters for Tivoli, the Danish Railway and various other companies. Here, he cleverly reinforces the idea of sea travel by showing us a "luggage label" on the corner of a trunk. Publicite 1939, p. 94.