Germann Auctionhouse Zurich
Lot 2022 / Posters: Tourism, Winter Sports, Sport, Transportation, Aviation, Food & Beverage, Culture, Typography, Fashion, Accessories, Beauty ProductsSaturday, 01 December 2018, 02:00 pm

Mangold Burkhard, DAVOS

Lot 2022

Mangold Burkhard, 1873-1950 (CH)

DAVOS, 1917

Series of 5 lithographs printed in colors.

Each H 1000 mm W 700 mm.

CHF20'000 / 40'000
EUR18'000 / 36'000
USD21'000 / 42'000

Hammer Price: CHF 28'000

Condition: A-/B+.

Literature:
Reihe Plakatgestalter 1, 1984, page 35, Nos. 85-89;
Thalmann 2004, pages 68 - 69, No. 109;
Giroud 2006a, No. 47;
Giroud 2006b, page 120;
Gex 2006, Pages 90 - 91;
Clerc/Giroud 2014, pages 34 - 35.

In the first third of the twentieth century, Burkhard Mangold had a significant impact on Swiss poster art, contributing about 150 works. Between 1900 and 1920 he worked at J.E. Wolfensberger in Zurich as a poster designer, artistic director and lithographer. He was also one of the first professional poster designers in Swiss travel advertising. Among his most important works is the outstanding series of five posters which together spell out the name of Davos. Each depicts a different winter activity: from sleigh rides to skiing, they show that there is something for everyone to enjoy in Davos. The complete series of five posters from 1907 is an absolute rarity and hardly ever to be found on the market.

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