Artwork from the JSP Estate/Private Collection

 

Artist

Max Bill

Nationality

Swiss

Artist Dates

1908-1994

Title of Work

Variation 13

Preview

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Date of Work

1938

Medium

Color lithograph

Height

12 1/2"

Width

9 3/16"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection

Status

Displayed: Empire Arts Center

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

Max Bill created Variation 13for the fourth issue of the Paris art magazine XXe Siècle. Bill is most well known for starting the Concrete Art Movement, his architecture and graphic design, most of which followed more modern and industrial styles.

Variation 13 was created during Bill’s ‘Variation Period’. Most of his works from this time feature a similar mix of either bright colors or black and white geometric shapes on plain backgrounds.

Created for Siecle XXe (issue No. 4) 1938.

James Smith Pierce Collection.

Condition

Very good

Condition Notes

Tape hinge residue on verso in four corners

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