23-276 Mondrian 1970s Silkscreen Exhibition Poster 30×42
Offered here is 1970 printer’s sample silkscreen exhibition poster depicting a painting by Piet Mondrian. The original painting “tableau no. I” aka “Composition I with Blue and Yellow” from 1925 is in the permanent collection of the Kunsthaus Zurich. There’s extensive documentation about this painting in Washington DC’s National Gallery 1979 exhibition catalog “Mondrian, the Diamond Compositions” written by E. A. Carmean Jr.
Note: this is not a contemporary digital reproduction. It is the original silkscreen print. 30×42 inches as framed in black wood. This poster is a one-of-a-kind sample printed in New York City. It was presented in 1970 to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They never produced the poster. No tears or scuffs. It shows minimal signs of handling, typical of vintage printed posters. It features a debossed paper fabricator’s stamp “DEPOSE SIHL SUPERBUS 260 M.” Germany-based Sihl produced fine art paper in the 1970s, often used by top fine artists for their silkscreen prints. Today, they make paper for digital printing.
The Dutch artist Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) is known for being one of the pioneers of 20th-century abstract art, as he changed his artistic direction from figurative painting to an increasingly abstract style, until he reached a point where his artistic vocabulary was reduced to simple geometric elements.