Hans Ernis art is not a monologue, it wants to reach the public and appeal to posterity. «When the artist», Albert Camus said, «translates the suffering and happiness of all into the language of all, it is understood by all.»

Karl Bühlmann in the book “Zeitzeuge Hans Erni”, Verlag Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 2009.

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3 thoughts on “1960-1969

  1. I am trying to find a copy of a Hans Erni poster that used to in my apartment during the early 1960’s when I worked at NASA Hq in Washington, D.C.. I think it had been made for the IGY. My recollection is of a man kneeling to measure the earth. Something about “Or what’s a reach for? My mind’s eye may have that image conflated with another.

    Does that sound familiar ?

    Thank you,

    1. Hi Carlos! Hm, interesting question! There are several works with a man kneeling called “Der Architekt” or “Kybernetes”. Try a Google image search with these keywords in combination with “Hans Erni”. Good luck!

    2. Hi Carlos,
      Did you ever find the poster? I think I have a copy of the image you describe, but not as part of a promotional poster. It’s a page from a Hans Erni calendar, ca. 1965. The calendar included 12 images of his various lithographs.

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