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Exhibition of Polish Modernist and Avant-Garde Graphic Design

Výstava polského grafického umění a průmyslu: 21. duben až 13. květen 1934, Praha, Umělecko-Průmyslové Museum, Obchodni a Živnostenské Komory v Praze [Exhibition of Polish graphic art and design. April 21–May 13 1934, at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague].

[Prague: Umělecko-Průmyslové Museum, OZKP, 1934]. Quarto (30.3 × 21.6 cm). Original tan portfolio with printed label affixed to front wrapper; inserted text part (12 pp) and 33 plates, including photo reproductions, original color and black and white lithographs, woodcuts, and heliographs by notable figures in the Polish art and avant-garde scene. Portfolio with paper restoration; contents very good.

Scarce portfolio, containing a brilliant array of plates including original graphic works executed by the State Graphic School in Prague; the original graphics include prints of winning entries for a competition held at the Josef Pilsudski School of Industrial Design in Warsaw. Entries were submitted from all over Poland and some 200 items were chosen to appear in the exhibition. A poster and invitation for the exhibition (not included here) were designed by Ladislav Sutnar. The exhibition was co-sponsored by the Museum of Decorative Arts and the Czech and Polish Chamber of Commerce. The included pamphlet includes a brief essay, lists of artists and exhibited works, and other introductory material. Scarce, as of June 2019, KVK and OCLC only show copies at the Czech National Library, Polish National Library, Yale, Toronto, and Musashino.

Book ID: P6907

Price: $1,750.00