Getty Research Institute announces the acquisition of a rare portfolio of prints by Bauhaus masters


LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Getty Research Institute announced the acquisition of an extremely rare complete portfolio of prints issued by the Weimar Bauhaus in 1921. This set of fourteen prints, created by the early masters of the Bauhaus during the school’s Weimar period, represents the beginning of a mission to integrate avant-garde design with industry and craft in an attempt to foster a modern, utopian way of life. The portfolio, formally titled Bauhaus Drucke: Neue Europäische Graphik I: Erste Mappe: Meister des Staatlichen Bauhauses in Weimar (1921–22) includes fourteen works by seven artists: Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956), Johannes Itten (1888–1967), Paul Klee (1879–1940), Gerhard Marcks (1889–1981), George Muche (1895–1987), Oskar Schlemmer (1888–1943), and Lothar Schreyer (1886–1966). Eight of the fourteen prints will be featured in the upcoming exhibition The Getty Rese