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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 15Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Click Image To Enlarge
Sale 2476 Lot 15
HANS RUDI ERDT (1883-1918) MÜLLER EXTRA. 1908.
45 1/2x34 1/2 inches, 115 1/2x87 1/2 cm. Hollerbaum & Schmidt, Berlin.
Condition B: overpainting in upper left corner; repaired tears, replaced losses, creases and overpainting at edges and along vertical and horizontal folds; repaired pin holes in top corners.
Hans Rudi Erdt was one of the major artists behind the boom of German poster design before the First World War. Like many of the other great German artists such as Julius Klinger and Lucian Bernhard, Erdt worked for Hollerbaum & Schmidt, producing posters for a wide variety of clients. His designs reflect his talent as a draughtsman, along with a great sense of stylization and a flair for layout. This poster for a brand of German champagne is one of his classics, portraying an 18th century aristocrat enjoying the beverage, (with his single-product wine cellar on display) and by proxy lending his pedigree to the product. This is the second largest of four formats. DFP-III 764, Wember 258.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000