Maya, 1948

Leupin, Herbert poster: Maya

A Swiss Poster of the Year Award winner in 1948, this stunning tromp-l'oeil poster shows a bar of soap and its perfect reflection in a high-gloss tile. In a remarkable, if not immediately apparent, flourish of skill and detail, Leupin adds a perfectly rendered, tiny reflection of a window in a water droplet in the foreground.

This is surely one of the most beautiful of Leupin's Object Posters, a style he helped to revitalize in the late Thirties and early Forties. Such a tour de force took 10 to 12 weeks to make, requiring Leupin to create exacting life-size preparatory drawings for each lithographic color - exhausting labor! The unsurpassed beauty of the Object Poster would represent the final flowering of the golden age of the lithographic poster.

Leupin, Herbert

35.5 x 50.2 inches (90 x 128 cm)

Lithograph

Inventory #SWL08871

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