May 19, 2022 - Sale 2605

Sale 2605 - Lot 30

Price Realized: $ 875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800



48 1/2x35 1/2 inches, 123 1/4x90 1/4 cm. Wassermann & Co., Basel.
Condition B: tape-staining and small losses in small margins; top margin trimmed off; replaced losses at top edge; repaired tears, creases, abrasions and restoration at edges and along vertical and horizontal folds; repaired pin holes in corners. Mounted on Japan.

Peter Birkhäuser studied at the Decorative Arts School in Basel and apprenticed in Stoecklin's studio before setting out on his own as a poster designer. He became one of Switzerland's most accomplished "New Objectivity" artists, designing posters for brands such as PKZ, Globus, Rheinbrucke and Bata. In a twist of irony and shift in mid-life creative interests, Birkauser moved on from his signature realistic object design to a new fascination with illustrating images from thousands of his dreams. His friendship and mentorship with Carl Jung led to a less popularly-received late-career oeuvre of psychoanalyzed dreamscape paintings.