May 19, 2022 - Sale 2605

Sale 2605 - Lot 32

Price Realized: $ 2,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500



50 1/2x35 1/2 inches, 128 1/4x90 1/4 cm. Gebr. Fretz, Zurich.
Condition A-: minor repaired tears and creases in margins; unobtrusive pin holes in corners. Mounted on Japan. Framed.

One of the founding fathers of the Swiss poster school, Stoecklin played with geometry, surrealism and hyper-surrealism throughout his career, always with great success. This exemplary 1928 poster for a construction exhibition plays with the letter Z (as in Zurich), turning it into a row of buildings with the title cleverly arranged on the blue rooftops. This strict geometric approach parallels the subject, making for a bold and powerful image. Rare. We could find only two other examples at auction in the last 20 years. Stoecklin p. 56, Zeitzieger p. 202.