The Ski Sale 2021

The Ski Sale 2021

Highlights from our January Auction

This New Year, we are delighted to present the 2021 edition of The Ski Sale on Wednesday 27th January offered live online with the Contemporary & Post-War Art auction. 

For the many keen skiers who make an annual pilgrimage to the Alps in the winter months this season promises to be something of a disappointment. Relatively few will be travelling to the slopes while travel restrictions continue. However, one way to get something of the skiing ‘hit’ in the New Year is to peruse The Ski Sale to be held with our Contemporary & Post-War Art auction on 27th January.

 

WERNER WEISKÖNIG (1907–1982) PARSENN DAVOS

LOT 214 | WERNER WEISKÖNIG (1907–1982) | PARSENN DAVOS
lithographic and photographic poster, 1936, condition A; not backed | 102cm x 64cm (40in x 25in) | £1,500 - £2,000 + fees

 

View Lot 214 ⇒

 

The sale features a fine selection of original lithographed posters focused on winter sports and travel curated by former Christie’s vintage poster specialists Nicolette Tomkinson and Sophie Churcher. The pair first teamed up with us to launch dedicated poster sales in 2018.

The sale features a group of ski posters of resorts in Switzerland as well as others from France, Austria and Norway - all of them in colourfulness and striking designs redolent of the eras for which they were made.

 

LOT 238 | HANS LOOSER (1919-1998) | TOGGENBURG lithographic poster, 1931, condition A-; not backed | 128cm x 90cm (50.5in x  35.5in) | £800 - £1,200 + fees
LOT 238 | HANS LOOSER (1919-1998) | TOGGENBURG
lithographic poster, 1931, condition A-; not backed | 128cm x 90cm (50.5in x 35.5in) | £800 - £1,200 + fees

 

View Lot 238 ⇒

 

Werner Weiskönig (1907-82) is famous for his dynamic posters for sports events and ski resorts in Switzerland - his distinctly Art Deco 1936 image Davos Parsenn carries hopes of £1500-2000 - while an arresting view of Toggenburg by Hans Looser (1897-1984) from 1952 is guided at £800-1200.

 

LOT 218 | FRANCO BARBERIS (1905-1992) | ST. MORITZ lithographic poster, 1948, condition B+/A-; backed on linen | 102cm x 64cm (40in x 25in) | £600 - £800 + fees
LOT 218 | FRANCO BARBERIS (1905-1992) | ST. MORITZ
lithographic poster, 1948, condition B+/A-; backed on linen | 102cm x 64cm (40in x 25in) | £600 - £800 + fees

 

View Lot 218 ⇒


The 1948 image promoting the merits of post-war St Moritz by Franco Barberis (1905-1992) is expected to bring £600-800. The Italian-Swiss artist first worked as a graphic designer for the shoe brand Bally before becoming freelance illustrator and cartoonist for Swiss newspapers and numerous children’s books.

All the gear and no idea when it might be used again? A vintage ski poster may be just the tonic.

 


 

Auction Information

 

THE SKI SALE

offered with Contemporary & Post-War Art
Wednesday 27th January 2021
Live Online

 

View the auction catalogue ⇒

 

 

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