Jun 18, 2020 - Sale 2538

Sale 2538 - Lot 101

Price Realized: $ 3,250
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000
NIKLAUS STOECKLIN (1896-1982) SCHWEIZERISCHE STÄDTEBAU - AÜSSTELLUNG ZÜRICH. 1928.
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 one other example at auction in the last 20 years. Stoecklin p. 56, Zeitzieger p. 202.

From the Aminoff / Faccini Estate.