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The Museum of Avant-garde

Herbert Bayer

Austria (1900—1885)
During his first apprenticeship Bayer published his first typographic work at the age of 19, before enrolling as a student at Bauhaus, attending courses under Itten and Kandinsky. In 1925 he was appointed head of workshop for print and advertising at Dessau Bauhaus. Three year later he moved to Berlin working as graphic designer at Studio Dorland and creating his own work in painting, photography and later becoming art director for Vogue magazine in Paris. In 1938 he moved to the US launching the exhibition Bauhaus 1919-1928 at the MOMA. He moved to Aspen, Colorado, where he continued to work as a painter, designer, architect, landscape designer and consultant. He moved later to California, where he died in 1985.

Light over stairs

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1955 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Arid landscape

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1953 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Violin and frames

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1928 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Beach graphics

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1954 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Culture of elements

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1954 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Hills of Tuscany

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1954 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Stratification

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1948 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Forest shadows

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1949 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Tuscan silhouettes

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1954 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Transmutation

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1948 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Motif in Taormina

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1954 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Variation on a source of light

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1955 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Ominous dawn

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1955 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Region in old age

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1951 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Span

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1954 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Veil mountain

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1952 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Untitled

Bayrisches Landhaus / Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 25.2 x 37.7 cm / 1930 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

History of a landscape

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1954 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Scars and tracks

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1951 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Habitat of the spirit

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1954 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

PM

An intimate journal for art directors, production managers, and their associates / Magazine / Letterpress / 13.6 x 20.3 cm / New York, 1939

Wall in the sun

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1959 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Cosmorama

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1957 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Convolution in the sky

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1948 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Wind blown

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1954 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Denuded mountain

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1948 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Horizontal

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1959 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Disturbulence

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1951 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Polyphemos

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1954 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Soft and black

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1954 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Arts et métiers graphiques 16

Photographie / Magazine / 24 x 30.9 cm / Paris, 1930 / © 1930, Arts et Métiers Graphiques Paris

Variation on a source of light (II)

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1955 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Splitting a ray of light

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1955 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Zeus

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1954 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Graphic islands

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1954 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Devil’s kitchen

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1951 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Linear structure

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1959 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Bauhaus

Zeitschrift für Gestaltung / Journal / Letterpress / 21 x 29.5 cm / Dessau, 1926-1931 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Ascension

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1954 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar 1919-1923

Exhibition catalogue / Letterpress and lithographs / 25.1 x 25.5 cm / Berlin, 1923 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Homage to sicilian nights

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1955 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Fire symbol

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1959 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Melting

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1951 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Motion along a horizontal

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1953 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Soft beat of time

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1955 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Celestial acrobats

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1955 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America

Accent

From Book of drawings / Offset lithograph after original drawing / 26.8 x 27.8 cm / 1954 / 1961 / © 1961, Container Corporation of America