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PETER BIRKHÄUSER (1911-1976) ALLES AUS DER RHEINBRÜCKE BASEL. 1942. 50x35 1/2 inches, 127x90 1/4 cm. Wassermann, Basel. Condition B+: repaired tears at edges, some affecting image; minor creases and rippling in image; light bleach spots in upper image. 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. His best designs are realistically detailed and meticulously rendered, such as this image for a prominent Basel department store, featuring a wrapped parcel, which could, in fact, be anything - as the store sells "everything." Miroir 27, Swiss Poster Art p. B10, Realisme 83, MoMA 487.1983.