Al-Aqsa II by Herbert Bayer

Al-Aqsa II by Herbert Bayer

Al-Aqsa II

Herbert Bayer

Title

Al-Aqsa II

 
Artist

Herbert Bayer

  1900 - 1985 (biography)
Year
1979  
Technique
six-color lithograph 
Image Size
22 3/8 x 20" image 
Signature
signed lower right, within image 
Edition Size
proof, aside from published edition of 150 
Annotations
"presentation proof," lower left margin 
Reference
illustrated on page 141 of "Herbert Bayer - The Complete Work" by Arthur A. Cohen" 
Paper
Arches Cover 
State
published 
Publisher
Bauhaus Archiv (blindstamp) 
Inventory ID
5371 
Price
$2,500.00 
Description

"Al-Aqsa II" was published by the Bauhaus Archiv in an edition of 150, plus 3 Artist's Proofs and printed by printer Evelyn Linclon in San Francisco, California at Editions Press. This impression is one of of the 3 Presentation Proofs, these designated for collaborators, in this case a partner at Editions Press.

Done in 1979, the year Bayer had his heart attack and had moved from Colorado to Santa Barbara, California, this image was created in San Francisco. "Al-Aqsa II" was published by the Bauhaus Archiv and was made available for sale to their membership and not offered to the general public.

This image is based on Bayer's artistic interpretation of "Al Aqsa Mosque", the "Farthest Mosque", the third holiest site in Sunni Islam and is located in the Old City of Jerusalem. The entire site on which the silver-domed mosque sits, along with the Dome of the Rock, seventeen gates, and four minarets, was itself historically known as the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

 
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