Ludwig Hohlwein was one of the two great German graphic designers. His work is part of the collections of the major museums of the world that breathe this period of art, including: MOMA, Pompidou, Victoria & Albert, etc. Think of a museum and they will have his work in their collection.
Ludwig Hohlwein was a great innovator of negative space. His backgrounds often interweave into the products or characters seamlessly. He also pioneered a technique where multiple layers of the stone lithograph were done before the ink dried, giving the poster a watercolor and transparent quality. High tonal contrasts, and a network of interlocking shapes made his work instantly recognizable.
This poster was an advertisement for a week long music festival of music by Richard Strauss.
Signature: Signed by the artist in stone, lower left hand side. Condition: B+
About Ludwig Hohlwein
German, 1874-1949, Wiesbaden, Germany, based in Germany