May 10, 2012 - Sale 2278

Sale 2278 - Lot 7

Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
JULIUS GIPKENS (1883-?) DIE - WOCHE. 1914.
28x18 3/4 inches, 71x47 1/2 cm. Hollerbaum & Schmidt, Berlin.
Condition B+: restoration and overpainting along top edge; restored loss affecting publisher's name.
Gipkens was a self-taught poster artist who was extremely active both before and after World War I. He was employed by the prestigious firm, Hollerbaum & Schmidt, where he worked alongside such fellow design luminaries as Lucian Bernhard, Hans Rudi Erdt, Julius Klinger and Ernest Deutsch. Die Woche was one of the first of many illustrated magazines that existed in Berlin in the early years of the 20th century. Founded in 1899, it was published continuously through 1944. DFP III 1048.