May 10, 2012 - Sale 2278

Sale 2278 - Lot 5

Price Realized: $ 1,200
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
RICHARD HARLFINGER (1873-1948) SECESSION PLAKAT AUSSTELLUNG. Catalogue for the exhibition. 1912.
7 3/4x7 1/4 inches, 20x18 1/2 cm. Frisch, Vienna.
Condition B+: minor soiling on cover.
The first International Poster exhibition organized by the Secession was held in 1912. It was comprised of works from the collections of two avid art enthusiasts: Ottokar Maschka, who wrote the preface to the catalogue, and Otto Pollak. The exhibition contained 357 posters (twenty of which are reproduced here in black and white), as well as some original studies for posters and architectural drawings. Harlfinger's design for the cover of the catalogue was also used on the poster for the exhibition. The poster and this catalogue are often misdated 1913 (the correct date is 1912). Denscher p. 54 (var), Modern Poster p. 69 (var).