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Poster, Theme: Jewelry Special Exhibition at the Swiss Industrie Fair, Basel

This is a Poster. It was designed by Wolfgang Weingart. It is dated 1976 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is offset lithograph on yellow wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Ken Friedman. It is credited Gift of Ken Friedman.

Its dimensions are

101.8 x 71.1 cm (40 1/16 x 28 in. )

It is signed

Imprinted in black lower left: DESIGN WEINGART Printed in Switzerland by G. Gissler/Basle [also a four dot logo]

It is inscribed

Imprinted in black [English section only]: Theme: Jewelry. / Special Exhibition at the Swiss Industrils Fair Basle, 1976 / The Federal Commission for Applied Arts / has, among other tasks, that of illuminating those / relationships which lead to a better understanding of / the things which surround us in daily life. / In cooperation with the S.I. / Fair, the Federal Commission is planning an exhibi- / tion in Basle. This will take place in 1976 and will be / entitled Theme: Jewelry. The special exhibition will not be concerned / with promoting competition and the awarding of / prizes. Rather, it will be concerned with recogonizing / the personal achievment and personal joy of, / among others, younger and lesser-known jewelry / makers. The incentive to participate in this exhibition / should lie in the opportunity to deal with previouosly / neglected aspects of jewelry. / During the mid 1950's some goldsmiths / began the search for new ways of making jewelry. / Independent of one another, they developed / at times a very personal "language" of form. It was / a language in which jewelry was once again con- / sidered a vehicle for new artistic expression, not simply an object of material value. / Because the brooch was the kind of jeweled / piece whose form was least determined by function, / it emerged as the preferred theme among jewelry designers. The results of this development- a process / which influencd the majority of goldsmiths over / the past fifteen years - have been displayed repeat- / edly at numerous exhibitions since.

Cite this object as

Poster, Theme: Jewelry Special Exhibition at the Swiss Industrie Fair, Basel; Designed by Wolfgang Weingart (Swiss, b. 1941); Switzerland; offset lithograph on yellow wove paper; 101.8 x 71.1 cm (40 1/16 x 28 in. ); Gift of Ken Friedman; 1997-19-402

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