Ivan Chermayeff, ‘Smoker, Hassidic Smoker, One-Eyed Peasant, Innocent Japanese Person, Geisha In Amsterdam and Customs Inspector (Six Works)’, 1991, Rago
Ivan Chermayeff, ‘Smoker, Hassidic Smoker, One-Eyed Peasant, Innocent Japanese Person, Geisha In Amsterdam and Customs Inspector (Six Works)’, 1991, Rago
Ivan Chermayeff, ‘Smoker, Hassidic Smoker, One-Eyed Peasant, Innocent Japanese Person, Geisha In Amsterdam and Customs Inspector (Six Works)’, 1991, Rago
Ivan Chermayeff, ‘Smoker, Hassidic Smoker, One-Eyed Peasant, Innocent Japanese Person, Geisha In Amsterdam and Customs Inspector (Six Works)’, 1991, Rago
Ivan Chermayeff, ‘Smoker, Hassidic Smoker, One-Eyed Peasant, Innocent Japanese Person, Geisha In Amsterdam and Customs Inspector (Six Works)’, 1991, Rago
Ivan Chermayeff, ‘Smoker, Hassidic Smoker, One-Eyed Peasant, Innocent Japanese Person, Geisha In Amsterdam and Customs Inspector (Six Works)’, 1991, Rago

All Unframed.

28.75 x 22" (each)

Signature: Each signed, titled, dated 1991

About Ivan Chermayeff

Although Ivan Chermayeff rotates through various mediums, his strengths as a designer and illustrator are equally present in his collage and printmaking methods. A cofounder of the design firm Chermayeff & Geismar, credited with producing the now-iconic American logos for companies such as NBC, PBS, Mobile Oil, and The Museum of Modern Art, Chermayeff simplifies an infinite breadth of information into single symbols. His collages require a same sense of witty assemblage, where gathered information, like scraps of paper, stamps, and Polaroid pictures combine as fragmented clues to a greater message. The collages often take the shape of people, whose facial features are born of scraps and daily ephemera. They are amusing and infinitely thought-provoking; as Chermayeff has said, “Collages make it possible for everything to be something else.”

British, b. 1932