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Sale 2510 Lot 93
ERNST KELLER (1891-1968) AUSSTELLUNGEN WALTER GROPIUS. 1931.
50 1/2x36 inches, 128 1/4x91 1/2 cm. Alten Universitat, Heidelberg.
Condition A- / B+: small tears and scuffing at edges; minor creases and abrasion at edges and in image; pencil writing on verso, showing through. Paper.
"This poster uses the diagonal to attract the eye and to suggest dynamic activity. This was a common device by this time, but Ernst Keller's poster is entirely original in its control of space, masterly drawing and integration of text. The printing of the image is by letterpress from linocut blocks overprinted from type in opaque grey. The fingers gripping the handle of the trowel turn the hand into a fist, a commonplace symbol in political propaganda to suggest the acclamation and solidarity of a crowd" (Hollis, p. 52). Swiss Graphic Design p. 52, Muller-Brockmann 81, Plakat Kunst p. 114, Realismes 48, MoMA 337.1984.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,600