Milan: Galleria Sperone, 1967. Item #5284
Offset and screenprint. 21 3/4 x 16 1/2 in. Very good.
Poster for an early show of ceramics by the groundbreaking founder of the Memphis Design group. Sottsass established his design studio in Memphis in 1947 and worked for Olivetti,
designing the first Italian computer. Though he was a member of the International Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus in the mid 1950s, his design remained essentially rationalist until the1960s. Menhir, Ziggurat, Stupas, Hydrants, and Gas Pumps was the first public display of Sottsass’ evolving style and hinted at the direction he was headed. Pieces created for this exhibition were included in the 2017 retrospective of his work at the Met Breuer.