Max Bill, ‘wall clock and timer’, 1954, Design/Decorative Art, Glazed porcelain, glass, aluminum, enameled aluminum, Rago/Wright
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Max Bill

wall clock and timer, 1954

Glazed porcelain, glass, aluminum, enameled aluminum
10 × 7 1/4 × 2 1/4 in
25.4 × 18.4 × 5.7 cm
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Rago/Wright

This item will be collected from Wright, Chicago.

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Printed manufacturer's mark to face 'Junghans Made in Germany'. Impressed manufacturer's mark to reverse 'R.D. Engl Nr. 886824'.
Manufacturer
Junghans
Max Bill
Swiss, 1908–1994
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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.

Max Bill, ‘wall clock and timer’, 1954, Design/Decorative Art, Glazed porcelain, glass, aluminum, enameled aluminum, Rago/Wright
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About the work
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Rago/Wright

This item will be collected from Wright, Chicago.

Medium
Signature
Printed manufacturer's mark to face 'Junghans Made in Germany'. Impressed manufacturer's mark to reverse 'R.D. Engl Nr. 886824'.
Manufacturer
Junghans
Max Bill
Swiss, 1908–1994
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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.

Max Bill

wall clock and timer, 1954

Glazed porcelain, glass, aluminum, enameled aluminum
10 × 7 1/4 × 2 1/4 in
25.4 × 18.4 × 5.7 cm
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