Stephan Sagmeister


Graphic design

Stephan Sagmeister

Past: October 13, 2011 → February 19, 2012

The Austrian artist Stefan Sagmeister, who has lived in New York for the last seventeen years, is one of the most original graphic designers of his generation. Considering that there is no distinction between so-called “cultural” and commercial graphic design, he has worked for several of the great names in music (Talking Heads, Lou Reed, Rolling Stones), also executing numerous commissions for companies and institutions (Levi’s, BMW, Casa da Musica de Porto, etc.). For this exhibition, he has decided to focus on his commercial work over the last seven years. Divided into four sections, it focuses on the distinct typologies that Stefan Sagmeister distinguishes in his work: Selling culture, Selling corporations, Selling friends, Selling myself. The exhibition design by Big Game highlights the breadth of his graphic language, characterised by his subtle combination of the applied and fine arts: technology, intimist drawings and gigantic installations illustrate his disc jackets, commercial catalogues, exhibition catalogues, posters, visual identities, logos, etc.

  • Opening Wednesday, October 12, 2011 6 PM → 9 PM

    Opening in the presence of the artist

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