104 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010  | 
(212) 254-4710  |  Mon - Fri, 10AM - 6PM
Follow Us:
  • We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.

    (212) 254-4710 ext. 0
    Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM


    Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to phonebids@swanngalleries.com. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.

    Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.

    Sale 2476 | Lot 22
    Price Realized: $2,250With Buyer's Premium
    Show Hammer Price
    • Click Image To Enlarge

    • Sale 2476 Lot 22

      38 1/2x19 1/2 inches, 97 3/4x49 1/2 cm. Fricke & Co., Stuttgart.
      Condition B+: tears at edges; creases in margins and along vertical and horizontal folds. Paper.
      Dr. Fritz Kahn was an Orthodox Jewish gynecologist in Berlin, who published popular illustrated books like The Cell and The Jews as a Race and Cultural People. In his books and articles, he "visualized the structure and function of the human body in a very unique way." (http://www.fritz-kahn.com). This poster of The Human as Industrial Palace is exemplary of one of his conceptual designs, presenting a playful but instructive comparison between industrialism and anatomy, and elevating the traditional medical diagram into 20th century graphic design. When the Nazis took power, Kahn's books were banned and publicly burned, and Kahn left Germany for Palestine and then the U.S., with the help of his friend Albert Einstein.

      Estimate $1,200 - 1,800

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,250