Year of Realization
50 1/4 x 35 3/8
Gaba: "Gaba," a Swiss art deco period poster by Niklaus Stoecklin, 1927. Here, an exceptionally stylized head is about to ingest a Gaba lozenge, which promises to stop "the blues." The medicine was purported to help the common cold, but some say it was an antidepressant. This is a rare Italian language variant of the poster.
Swiss born Stoecklin (1896-1982) was a well respected painter who also created many striking posters in a minimalist style.