Nov 23, 2021 - Sale 2589

Sale 2589 - Lot 30

Price Realized: $ 531
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200


EGYPT. Circa 1955.

39 1/2x27 3/4 inches, 100 1/4x70 1/2 cm. Insitut Graphique Egyptian.
Condition B: tears, creases and losses along upper right edge; minor tears and creases in margins. Paper.

An intriguing montage of life in Egypt, combining the secular and the religious, the ancient and modern. Transportation, art, history and architecture are all incorporated into the scene. Born in Cairo to Turkish parents, Hulusi abandoned his parents' plans for him to become a diplomat and devoted his life to graphic art and painting. He studied in Germany under Ludwig Hohlwein before settling down in Istanbul. In 1928, Turkey adopted the Roman alphabet (they had been using the Ottoman Turkish Alphabet, which was a version of the Arabic alphabet) and in 1934, President Kamal Ataturk asked Hulusi to design a poster of him teaching his daughter the new letters. Hulusi is renowned as the "first modern graphic designer from Turkey," and "the man who illustrated the Republic."