May 13, 2021 - Sale 2568

Sale 2568 - Lot 276

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000


1934 • XII / SI. Poster insert. 1934.

37 1/2x25 1/2 inches, 95 1/4x64 3/4 cm. Alfieri E Lacroix, Milan.
Condition B+: repaired tear at left edge, into image; creases and abrasions along vertical and horizontal folds; paper remnants from magazine at left edge; tipped to mount. Paper. Framed.

Schawinsky studied in Zürich, Cologne, Berlin and with the Bauhaus in Weimar, and worked in the Boggieri Studio in Milan for some of Italy's most prestigious advertising clients. In 1936, he immigrated to America at the behest of Josef Albers, who invited him to teach at Black Mountain College, where Schawinsky remained for the duration of the war working with such luminaries as Breuer and Walter Gropius. This image was included in the April 1934 issue of the Italian magazine La Rivista Illustrata del Popolo d'Italia . Encyclopedie de l'Affiche p. 356, Mechanical Age p. 57, Le Coultre p. 50, Consenso p. 22, Design Graphique p. 76, Modernism 10.1, Berman p. 138, The Poster 266, Metiers No. 50 n.p., Manifesti Italiani p. 130.

Additional Details

From the collection of Albert Albano.