Monday, 2 May 2011

Modernist Posters at Swann Galleries, New York May 5th

From the press release:
   'On May 5th, Swann Galleries will conduct their annual spring auction of Modernist Posters. The sale features rare avant-garde images from the U.S., Europe and Asia that appeal to fans of cutting-edge design.

   There is a rare exhibition poster by Dutch architect and designer Hendrikus T. Wijdeveld for a Frank Lloyd Wright exhibition held in Amsterdam, 1931.

   Art Deco classics include Jean Dupas, Bal des Etudiants, 1927, in a rare large format. The image appealed to Andy Warhol, who at one time owned a version of the poster.

   A 1935 poster by an unknown artist for the film Peach Blossom Dream, starring Chinese movie star Pearl Ing.

   David Shubow, Moments with Genius, circa 1936 is a classic WPA-era image.

   Edward McKnight Kauffer's Power / The Nerve Centre of London's Underground, 1931, is among the scarce British rail posters in the sale.

Otto Baumberger (1889-1961). Riunione Aviatoria. 1937. 49x35 inches
Estimate: US$5000-7500

   You can view the online catalogue of 208 lots here.

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