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OTTO BAUMBERGER (1889-1961)ERSTKLASSIGE KÜNSTLER - KONZERTE IM HOTEL - RESTAURANT ELITE. 1915. 50 1/2x35 1/2 inches, 128 1/4x90 1/4 cm. J.E. Wolfensberger, Zurich. Condition B+: repaired tears at edges; tape on verso; slight darkening along left edge. Paper. Baumberger was one of the most versatile and prolific Swiss graphic designers, with well over 200 designs to his credit. His posters switched nimbly between minimal typographic creations, abstract and realistic landscapes, near-photographic representation of objects (Neue Sachlichkeit), and concise Art Deco designs. His versatility enabled him to transform and adapt his stylistic approach, be it a fluid, free style, or geometrically Art Deco, to advertise a product, event or location. This is one of Baumberger's earlier posters, as he began creating in 1911. Rare. We have found only one other copy at auction. Baumberger 24.