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Lot 91: EMIL CARDINAUX (1877-1936). PALACE HOTEL / ST. MORITZ. 1920. 50x35 inches, 127x89 cm. Wolfsberg, Zurich.
October 27, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
EMIL CARDINAUX (1877-1936) PALACE HOTEL / ST. MORITZ. 1920.
50 1/4x35 1/4 inches, 127 1/2x89 1/2 cm. Wolfsberg, Zurich.
Condition A: minor creases in margins and image; minor tear at left edge. Paper. Framed.
One of two posters Cardinaux designed for the famous resort hotel; this one shows lounging winter guests, while the other, a summer scene, depicts golfers. In both, employing casual grace and compelling composition, Cardinaux depicts tableaux in his simple, bold style. This poster captures a specific attitude, incorporating mood, style and fashion, to reflect the lifestyle of the hotel's clientele. Cardinaux 68, Hotelplakate 57, La Femme 8, Voyage p. 58, Art of Skiing p. 93, Alps 148, Sports d'Hiver p. 67, Schweiz / Plakat p. 34, Touristik 43.