William Addison Dwiggins’ 1928 Poster and Volumes of Das Plakat in Upcoming Swann Auction Galleries EventMay 18, 2023 12:00 EDT
The upcoming auction of Graphic Design, offered by Swann Auction Galleries, features rare posters and illustrations by legendary graphic artists. Several featured works are designed by William Addison Dwiggins, an American book designer, type designer, and graphic artist. Highlighted in the sale is Dwiggins’ late 1928 poster for The Architect and the Industrial Arts. The poster advertises the 11th exhibition of contemporary American design held from February 12 to March 24, 1929.
Also among the key lots in this sale is a collection of ten hardcover volumes of Das Plakat (The Poster) by various artists. The volumes were published from 1912 to 1921 in Berlin, Weimar Germany. Das Plakat, a design and art magazine, was founded in 1905 by Hans Sachs (a dentist in Berlin). The influential publication on the art of posters and commercial art ran through 1922. Also up for bid is an illustration by French artist Adolphe Mouron Cassandre. Titled Normandie, the poster was rendered by the artist in 1935. It is meant to advertise the voyage of the Normandie ship that sailed the oceans from 1935 until 1942. A wide selection of racing and automotive posters, including works by Cassarini, Jules De Praetere, and Nils Wedel are available as well. Visit Swann Auction Galleries to view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming Graphic Design sale.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (252)
# of Lots:252
Price Range:$400- $40,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|William Addison Dwiggins (1880-1956), The Architect & The Industrial Arts / 11th Exhibition Of Contemporary American Design. 1928.|| Estimate: |
|VARIOUS ARTISTS, DAS PLAKAT. Set Of 10 Hardcover Volumes. 1912-1921.|| Estimate: |
|Peter Behrens (1868-1940), Darmstadt / Mai - 1901 - Okt. 1901.|| Estimate: |
|Adolphe Mouron Cassandre (1901-1968), Normandie. 1935.|| Estimate: |
|Federico Seneca (1891-1976), Cioccolatini Perugina. Circa 1930.|| Estimate: |
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