6 April 2017
Herbert Bayer (1900–1985)
Bauhaus Book Jacket, c. 1938
gelatin silver print
signed, titled, dated and annotated 'vintage' in pencil (verso)
image: 9 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. (24.2 x 19.5 cm.)
sheet: 10 x 8 in. (25.5 x 20.4 cm.)
Galerie Zur Stockeregg, Zurich;
acquired from the above by the present owner, 2009.
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Arthur A. Cohen, Herbert Bayer: The Complete Work, MIT Press, Cambridge, 1984, p. 300 (variation).
The image offered here is a variation of the sketch that appeared on the catalogue book jacket for the 1938 Bauhaus exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which is reproduced in Arthur A. Cohen's monograph, Herbert Bayer: The Complete Work.
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