Herbert Bayer, ‘"Chromatic Circles" tapestry, commissioned for the ARCO offices, Los Angeles’, circa 1967, Design/Decorative Art, Wool pile., Phillips
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Herbert Bayer

"Chromatic Circles" tapestry, commissioned for the ARCO offices, Los Angeles, circa 1967

Wool pile.
107 × 101 7/10 in
271.8 × 258.4 cm
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From the Catalogue:
Herbert Bayer Tapestries
By Lissa Ballinger, Curator at the Aspen Institute

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Reverse with manufacturer's fabric label.
Manufacturer
Manufactured by V'Soske, New York, New York.
Herbert Bayer
Austrian-American, 1900–1985
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Herbert Bayer was a pioneer of modern typography, graphic design, and advertising. Bayer first studied painting at the Bauhaus under Wassily Kandinsky before being appointed master of the art school’s printing and advertising workshop in 1925. During his tenure, he determined the graphic communications style of the Bauhaus by emphasizing functionality and clarity in composition, integrating photography and photomontage, and designing and establishing Universal—a lower-case, sans-serif typeface—as the standard font for all Bauhaus publications. Bayer immigrated to the United States in 1938 and quickly established himself as a visual consultant for companies such as General Electric and the Container Corporation of America. He helped shape our understanding of modernism by designing exhibitions for MoMA, including “Bauhaus: 1919–1928” and “Road to Victory,” a show in which photographs from World War II were enlarged into dynamic, overlapping photomurals.

Herbert Bayer, ‘"Chromatic Circles" tapestry, commissioned for the ARCO offices, Los Angeles’, circa 1967, Design/Decorative Art, Wool pile., Phillips
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From the Catalogue:
Herbert Bayer Tapestries
By Lissa Ballinger, Curator at the Aspen Institute

Herbert Bayer’s tapestries are arguably the least researched body of his work, and much of his exploration of this medium and its production remains unknown. In the 1960s, as Bayer continued his geometric and chromatic …

Medium
Signature
Reverse with manufacturer's fabric label.
Manufacturer
Manufactured by V'Soske, New York, New York.
Herbert Bayer
Austrian-American, 1900–1985
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Herbert Bayer was a pioneer of modern typography, graphic design, and advertising. Bayer first studied painting at the Bauhaus under Wassily Kandinsky before being appointed master of the art school’s printing and advertising workshop in 1925. During his tenure, he determined the graphic communications style of the Bauhaus by emphasizing functionality and clarity in composition, integrating photography and photomontage, and designing and establishing Universal—a lower-case, sans-serif typeface—as the standard font for all Bauhaus publications. Bayer immigrated to the United States in 1938 and quickly established himself as a visual consultant for companies such as General Electric and the Container Corporation of America. He helped shape our understanding of modernism by designing exhibitions for MoMA, including “Bauhaus: 1919–1928” and “Road to Victory,” a show in which photographs from World War II were enlarged into dynamic, overlapping photomurals.

Herbert Bayer

"Chromatic Circles" tapestry, commissioned for the ARCO offices, Los Angeles, circa 1967

Wool pile.
107 × 101 7/10 in
271.8 × 258.4 cm
Bidding closed
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