Lot Details

1) Werkbundausstellung, Die Wohnung, before 1927
Letterpress
Each is 1.3 x 3.6 inches (3.3 x 9.2 cm)
This piece was featured in the major exhibition "Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity" at The Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2010.

2) Werbekarte zur Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart, 1927
Letterpress
3.9 x 5.5 inches (10 x 14 cm)

Willi Baumeister (German, 1889 – 1955) was a German painter, professor and typographer. He studied at the Royal Wurttemberg Academy of Fine Arts and went on to play a major role in German and European art as a whole. In 1933, Baumeister was denounced as a degenerate artist by the National Socialist Party. This lasted until 1945, and few succeeded as he did during this period, in producing such future-oriented new form and content. After 1945 Baumeister was seen as an advocate of Abstract art, and was as highly esteemed as he was intensely attacked. In the 1950s, he was awarded the Klimt-Honor by the Vienna Secession.

Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain
Collection Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt, Germany
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detrait, MI

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Exhibition:
["Werkbundausstellung, Die Wohnung"]: "Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity," The Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 8, 2009-January 25, 2010.
  • Pickup Location: Switzerland
  • Shipping Dimensions: 19.7 x 15.7 in. (50.04 x 39.88 cm.)
  • Framed Under: Glass
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