Düsseldorfer Bühnenball by R. Hoch, German Art Deco lithograph, c. 1912


A marionette and a woman with a fantastic, geometric headdress promote a ball in Düsseldorf; the shadows create a dramatic effect.

“The modern poster as we know it- large, colorful images printed in quantities on paper– is a relatively modern invention, coming to a recognizable form just before the close of the 19th century. While Paris was unquestionably the center of the world would have came to Poster Art at the opening of The Movement, by 1910 Germany had established itself as a landmark for groundbreaking graphic artists. With advances in lithography, German printers were creating some of the most powerful ink-on-paper works in Europe; the simple elegance of the German aesthetic combined with sophisticated printing techniques make the lithographed art posters of this era more kin to oil paintings than contemporary posters. “
-Quoted from Transcendent Luxury: German Art Deco Poster Masterpieces 1912-1927 by Thomas Negovan (2016)

Original German Art Deco lithograph by R. Hoch, published by Druck von A. Bagel, Buch-u. Kunstdruckerei, Düsseldorf c. 1912. Paper measures 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Exceptional condition commensurate with age. Image clean and will frame beautifully. This artwork is presented in archival rag mat and arrives accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.