Berlin: Galerie Kunze, 1979. Edition W.K. Softcover. Seven 12 3/4" x 19" seriagraphs, all signed and numbered by artist. Limited edition, 1 of 180 copies. Elephant oblong folio. Seriagraphs rest in illustrated red wraps portfolio with folding flaps. Printed list of plates ( * see below), publisher's information as well as number of copy (22) in handwriting on outer flap. Printed artwork on portfolio cover from 1921 titled "Militärischer Film (1921)." Each plate on handmade paper with deckled edge, protected by loose tissue-guard. Seriagraphs are after early woodcuts (1920s) by Arntz. As a politically engaged graphic artist and designer, Gerd Arntz portrayed the world and his views through wood and linoleum cuts. In the 1920s, he conveyed his vision on social wrongs and the rise of Nazism in his work. The Viennese scientist Otto Neurath ask the artist to design the symbols for the ISOTYPE (International System of Typographic Picture Education). In 1930s Vienna, Arntz and Neurath sought to enlighten its society and help them develop their education as well-informed citizens. Scarce, signed portfolio showing work by one of the finest artists in German Modernism. Not on OCLC or COPAC.
Very minor creasing to corners of portfolio and parts of edges on tissue-guards, otherwise in fine condition. vg. Item #32813
1) Holzschnitt mit Pferden (1921)
2) Zaun (1924)
3) Amerikanisches (1924)
4) Erschossen um nichts (1924)
5) Ruhe und Ordnung (1926)
6) Strasse (1926)
7) Fabrikshof (1926).