Max Bill, ‘Rote Strahlung’, 1959-1962, Galerie Knoell, Basel

Signature: Signed and dated on the back "Bill 1959-62"

Image rights: Galerie Knoell

  • François Morellet, Correspondances amicales, Galerie Zlotowski, Paris, 28.09.-31.10.2017.
  • Margit Staber, Max Bill, Art in Progress, London 1964, Abb. S. 21.
  • Exhibition catalogue François Morellet, Correspondances amicales, Galerie Catherine Issert - Galerie Zlotowski, 2017, S. 71 (Abb.).
  • Staempfli Gallery, New York (label on the back)

About Max Bill

Max Bill was a hugely influential founder of the Concrete Art movement, not only through his variegated career as a sculptor, painter, and industrial and graphic designer, but also as a prolific writer, scholar, and teacher. Bill had early ambitions to be a silversmith, but quickly changed his focus to architecture after seeing the work of Le Corbusier. Bill enrolled in the Bauhaus Dessau, where he studied under Josef Albers, Wassily Kandinsky, and Paul Klee. During this time, he began to formulate the principles of Concrete Art by expanding the theories of Theo van Doesburg, guided strongly by his training. Bill would also become an influential figure in furthering traditions of the Bauhaus, as well as in environmental art.

Swiss, 1908-1994, Winterthur, Switzerland, based in Zurich, Switzerland