May 13, 2021 - Sale 2568

Sale 2568 - Lot 207

Price Realized: $ 1,690
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000

JULIUS KLINGER (1876-1942)


28 1/4x35 inches, 71 3/4x89 cm. Hollerbaum & Schmidt, Berlin.
Condition B+: minor repaired tears, abrasions and slight staining at edges; creases in margins and image. Mounted on Chartex.

Klinger studied art in Vienna, and worked in Berlin for the printer and publisher Hollerbaum & Schmidt, as well as for the satiric magazine Lustige Blätter. He was a prolific, versatile and inventive graphic artist, recognized as one of the best German poster artists and illustrators working in pre-War Berlin. He was also an accomplished typographer, whose style ranged from the flat tones and strong outlining (popular in Germany at the time), to bold and daring graphic constructions and humorous caricatures, to strictly typographic pieces like this one. The dramatic and exaggerated Umlauts in this poster are just one of many examples of Klinger's typographic experimentation. DFP-III 1717, Klinger p. 138.