October 27, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 69: TADEUSZ GRONOWKSI (1894-1990). ORBIS. 1932. 39x27 inches, 99x69 cm. K. Kozianskich, Warsaw.(107 views)
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TADEUSZ GRONOWKSI (1894-1990) ORBIS. 1932.
39x27 1/2 inches, 99x69 3/4 cm. K. Kozianskich, Warsaw.
Condition B: extensive creases and tears in margins and image; minor losses and time-staining at edges. Paper.
Gronowski was an influential Polish graphic designer who studied architecture in his native country and at the École des Beaux-Arts in France. In the years between the wars, Gronowski worked in both countries. While in Paris, he was influenced by Cubism and the work of A.M. Cassandre, specifically his mastery of the airbrush, which is reflected in his posters. Here, advertising Poland's largest travel agency, the message "Buy tickets with Orbis before you travel" is illustrated using the universal travel iconography of a conductor, a train signal and the globe. Biblioteki Glownej 190.