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Cover : Gustav Klutsis,
[WeWill Turn the Five-Year Plan into a Four-Year Plan]
(detail), 1930. $10,000 to $15,000. At auction May 10.
Back Cover : John Latham,
A General History of Birds
(detail), 11 volumes in five,Winchester, 1821-28. $6,000 to $9,000. At auction June 7.
Ib Andersen,
Bygge Og Bolig,
$4,000 to $6,000.
At auction May 10.
Koloman Moser,
Ver Sacrum
single issue, vol. 6, March 15, 1902.
$3,000 to $4,000.
At auction May 10.
MAY 10
This eye-grabbing sale features an excellent selection of Russian
avant-garde and constructivist works, including images by Alexander
Rodchenko, Gustav Klutsis and the Stenberg Brothers. Works by ar t
deco master A.M. Cassandre include the very rare
BK Emaille
, 1930;
, 1935; a full-sized airbrushed maquette for his 1932 poster for
men’s shoes,
; and two original paintings for covers of
Typography connoisseurs will appreciate Walter Dexel’s sublime
letterpress masterpiece for
Neue Wege der Photographie
, 1928, and
Jan Tschichold’s announcement for an exhibition of Vincent van
Gogh’s work.
Mid-century highlights include several posters by Edward McKnight
Kauffer, such as his design for a 1949 exhibition of his own work at the
Museum of Modern Ar t; as well as René Magritte’s
Second Film and Fine
Arts World Festival of Belgium
The sale also offers a selection of 1980s and 90s Parisian Metro posters,
Paul Rand’s iconic
Eye Bee M
poster for IBM, 1982; and works by Herber t
Bayer, Paul Colin, Jean Cocteau, Rene Gruau, Frederick C. Herrick, Ludwig
Hohlwein, Erik Nitsche, Egon Schiele, Sepo and many others.