Vojin Saša Vukadinović

  • Warja Lavater, Little Red Riding Hood (detail), 1965, gouache on paper.
    picks May 28, 2021

    Warja Lavater

    Among Swiss artist and illustrator Warja Lavater’s (1913–2007) most acclaimed innovations were what she called her “folded stories”: accordion-like leporellos that adapted familiar tales such as “Little Red Riding Hood” or the Helvetian legend “Wilhelm Tell.” The painter renarrated these stories pictographically, stripping the pages of the written word in favor of Bauhaus-infused abstract characters that tested the synergies of colors, shapes, and space.

    Trained as a graphic designer, Lavatar famously contributed to the second edition of SAFFA, the groundbreaking 1958 exhibition on women’s work