May 13 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2568 -

Sale 2568 - Lot 203

Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000

LUDWIG HOHLWEIN (1874-1949)

WELTAUSSTELLUNG BRÜSSEL. 1910.


24x32 1/2 inches, 61x82 1/2 cm. Hollerbaum & Schmidt, Berlin.
Condition B: repaired tears, creases and abrasions in margins and along vertical and horizontal folds; rippling in unevenly-trimmed margins. Mounted on Chartex.

When Hohlwein received the official commission to design the poster for Germany's participation in the 1910 Brussels World's Fair, he stuck with a very academic artistic inspiration. The straightforward image of a naked man astride a horse is executed in Hohlwein's singular style with the unexpected additional flourish of the Brussels skyline, laid out across the bottom of the poster. Hohlwein 120, DFP-III 1363, Wember 416.