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Robert Jacobsen, Serge Poliakoff - Kunsthalle Basel, 1959
We are fortunate to have found a small but fine collection of International Typographic Style designs from Switzerland. This poster by Armin Hofmann is truly sublime in its graphic purity, which reflects the abstract styles of the featured sculptor and painter in the exhibition. At first view, the poster reads as a simple geometric design. But it is surprisingly complex and subtle, with the tension and contrasts between design elements creating a very powerful whole. Is it a cube? Or a rectangle? Why does the red touch one edge and not the other? Why is the text arranged in such an unusual way, both in location and alignment? Is the design at rest or in motion? What exactly are the colors - blocks or space? This rich ambiguity makes the poster infinitely compelling. This poster was selected as a Swiss Poster of the Year award winner in 1959 and is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC as well as other design museums.
35.5'' x 50.5'' / 90 x 128 cm
Framed Size: 38'' x 52'' (97 x 132 cm)
Linocut | Backed on Linen
$2,001 to $3,800
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