Skirennen, Wengen

In stock

£1,000.00

Skirennen, Wengen

£1,000.00

In stock

Additional information

Artist

Hans Thöni (1906-1980)

Date

1938

Medium

Lithograph

Size

40 x 25 in. (102 x 64 cm.)

Condition

A-; not backed

Description

An original event poster for the 1938 Swiss championships in excellent condition. Hans Thöni’s
stark use of colour forgoes the bright picturesque design of typical mid-century posters in favour of
a dramatic black and white colour scheme. The simplicity of Thöni’s use of colour and the simple
nature of the design highlights the increasingly competitive nature of Alpine sports in pre-war
Switzerland, while also serving as a stark reminder of the impending threat of war.

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