May 03, 2018 - Sale 2476

Sale 2476 - Lot 2

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000
27 3/4x36 1/2 inches, 70 1/2x92 3/4 cm. A. Schuler, Stuttgart.
Condition B / B+: repaired tears from left and right margins into image; repaired tears, restored losses, creases and restoration in margins; creases and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds.
Professor Joseph Popp, writing about Pioneers of German Poster Art for Das Plakat's September, 1917 issue, explains, explains that while Heine's style draws from "both Japanese art and the work of Aubrey Beardsley, that he developed his own style, which goes back and forth between naive and refined simplicity, while occasionally taking other directions, without having any specific role model" (Das Plakat, September 1, 1917 p. 265). This pose of a reclining woman reading a magazine was somewhat of a graphic meme at the time, with similar tableaux appearing in Pel & Ploma, by Ramon Casas in 1899, and Lesen Sie, by Kolomon Moser in 1900. DFP-III 1217, Kunst im Alltag 201, Chemnitz 51.