CELESTINO PIATTI CAPRICORN LITHOGRAPH MID CENTURY RETRO STUNNING POP ART! SIGNED Capricorn figure with drawing tools.This is an original vintage CELESTINO PIATTI lithograph, printed in Switzerland in the late 60's to late 70's. Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. This is not an ordinary reproduction. Printed on high quality BFK Rives paper. Very beautiful lithograph with great colors.
Outstanding item for Mid Century modern or retro interior. This is an original vintage lithograph in very good condition. Picture/Image Paper Size: 29 x 20 inches Limited edition of :175 Celestino Piatti, Swiss b. 1922 artist and graphic designer. Make a web search for "Celestino Piatti" for more information about this important artist and see other artwork.Please feel free to ask any questions. Thank you and good luck!
Modern Outsider Pop Mid Century Retro Piatti was born in Wangen-Brüttisellen, the son of a Ticino stonemason and a Zurich farmer's daughter. He grew up in Dietlikon, near Zürich. Between 1938 and 1942 he trained in the Gebrüder Fretz studio, and took evening classes with Ernst und Max Gubler at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Zurich (today the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste), and then qualified as a graphic teacher.Between 1945 and the end of 1948 he worked in the studio of Fritz Bühle in Basel. From 1948 he had his own graphic design studio. In 1966 he settled in Duggingen near Basel, where he lived until his death.  His first international success came as a designer of posters. He designed more than five hundred, many of which won prizes. In 1964 his work was included in the graphic design section of documenta III in Kassel. In 1961 Piatti became the designer for the newly-founded Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag (DTV) of Munich. As well as their cover designs, Piatti was responsible for the company's typography, signets, letterheads, advertisements and posters, giving the DTV catalogue a uniform identity which combined the International Typographic Style with quirky illustration.
His distinctive covers used the sans-serif Akzidenz-Grotesk typeface in black against a white background.  From 1961, beginning with Heinrich Böll's Irisches Tagebuch, to 1991, he designed almost all of DTV's publications, a total of more than 6,300 titles.
 In 1987, the DTV produced a retrospective book about Piatti, entitled Celestino Piatti, Meister des graphischen Sinnbilds.  In addition to posters and books, his works also included stamps for the Swiss post office, (including a set marking the hundredth anniversary of the Gotthardbahn) lithographs, woodcuts and linocuts, stained glass, murals and other paintings, ceramics and sculptures. A motif that runs through his entire work, is the owl, as a messenger of good luck or misfortune, or as a symbol of wisdom.
In 1992 Piatti told a magazine: "You can draw an owl a thousand times, and never find out its secret". The item "CELESTINO PIATTI SILK SCREEN MID CENTURY RETRO CANGOROO POP ART SIGNED NUMBERED" is in sale since Wednesday, February 6, 2013. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "zapray" and is located in Valencia, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.