May 10, 2012 - Sale 2278

Sale 2278 - Lot 3

Price Realized: $ 4,560
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
KOLOMAN MOSER (1868-1918) VER SACRUM. Single issue, March 15, volume 6. 1902.
10x9 1/2 inches, 25 1/2x24 cm. Adolf Holzhausen, Vienna.
Condition A. Mounted on Japan.
The magazine, Ver Sacrum, [Sacred Spring], was the official organ of the Vereinigung Bildender Kunstler Oesterreichs, the group responsible for the Vienna Secession. The magazine first appeared in 1898, printed in conjunction with the Secession artist's first exhibition. For their thirteenth exhibition the magazine features Moser's poster for the exhibition on the cover, in addition to a full page lithograph of the same image inside the magazine. This issue was published on the day before the closing of the exhibition which ran from February 1 to March 16. Vienna Secession p. 69 (var), Masters 1900 p. 181 (var).