About this poster
The spectacular White Turf horse race on the frozen St. Moritz lake had its 100th anniversary in 2007. The race course lies on a 50-cm layer of ice which can carry horses, cars and audiences. The so-called Skikjöring races were first held in Lapland and in 1906 for the first time on the street from St. Moritz to Champfèr. Today these races are exclusive events in the midst of the grand scenery of the Engadine mountains. Hugo Laubi first created this famous poster in 1924 and has become rare and is among the most sought-after. The beauty of Hugo Laubi’s poster lies in the dynamic action of the two jockeys and horses riding on the more than half a meter thick ice surrounded by a spectacular mountain scenery.
Artist: Hugo Laubi
Hugo Laubi was born in 1888 in Zurich, where he worked as an illustrator, painter and graphic artist until he died in 1959. He studied in Munich and Paris and worked as a graphic artist in London in 1911. In 1918 he became the director of the printing and lithography company Gebr. Fretz in Zurich and also worked as a freelance graphic artist. In 1920 he went to Philadelphia and New York. Laubi’s work as an illus... more
Hugo Laubi was born in 1888 in Zurich, where he worked as an illustrator, painter and graphic artist until he died in 1959. He studied in Munich and Paris an ...
- Poster No.: 2403
- Company: Verkehrsverein St. Moritz, CH
- Brand:ST. MORITZ WHITE TURF, Graubünden / Grisons, CH
- Printer: Gebr. Fretz AG, Zürich
- Size: 128 x 90 cm / 50.4 x 35.4″
- Printing technique:Lithograph in colours
Excellent condition. Picture preserved completely. Wrinkles and small tears, if any, restricted to edges. Mounted on acid-free Japanese vellum.
- Publications:A Century of Swiss Winter Sports Posters
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Die Kunst des Skifahrens
Flyer Plakatausstellung „100 Jahre Pferderennen St. Moritz“ 2006-2007
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