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Herbert Bayer, ‘Implements on a Wall’, 1972, Addison Rowe Gallery
Herbert Bayer, ‘Implements on a Wall’, 1972, Addison Rowe Gallery
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Implements on a Wall, 1972

Watercolor on paper
11 3/4 × 18 1/2 in
29.8 × 47 cm
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Location
Santa Fe
About the work
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed: lower right
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, ‘Implements on a Wall’, 1972, Addison Rowe Gallery
Herbert Bayer, ‘Implements on a Wall’, 1972, Addison Rowe Gallery
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About the work
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed: lower right
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.

Implements on a Wall, 1972

Watercolor on paper
11 3/4 × 18 1/2 in
29.8 × 47 cm
Sold
Location
Santa Fe
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