May 13 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2568 -

Sale 2568 - Lot 227

Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000

OTTO BAUMBERGER (1889-1961)

FORSTER / TEIL - AUSVERKAUF. 1930.


50 1/4x35 1/2 inches, 127 1/2x90 1/4 cm. J.C. Müller, Zurich.
Condition A-: small tears and creases at edges; minor creases in image; hinged to mount. Paper. Framed.

In this advertisement for Forster, for a sale of carpet remnants, Baumberger "adopted the cleanist Modernism. The rectangle defined by a heavy line, placed obliquely and cropped, is both an echo of Van Doesburg's paintings of the same time and a precursor of the most minimal 'Swiss' Style of 30 years later" (Swiss Graphic Design, p. 35). Swiss Graphic Design p. 35, Baumberger 158, Realisme 46, Encyclopedie de l'Affiche p. 97, Barnicoat 78.