Modern + Contemporary Design /25 March 2007


Norman Bel Geddes

Rene Cambellan for Medallic Art Company
USA, 1933
silvered bronze
3 w in (8 cm)

Medal designed to commemorate the 25th anniversary of General Motors. The Futurama exhibit was designed by Bel Geddes; the medal is a superb example of the streamline aesthetic prevalent during the 1930s.

literature: Designing Modernity: The Arts of Reform and Persuasion 1883-1945, Kaplan, pg. 328

estimate: $1,500–2,000

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