Buckminster Fuller - The Architect London Monday, April 28, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Third National Bank, Dayton, Ohio, 1979
    Dayton Museum of Fine Arts, Dayton, Ohio, 1991
    Carl Solway, Cincinatti, Ohio, 1997
    Sebastian+Barquet, New York, 2008
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    'Spaceship Earth,' Third National Bank, Dayton, Ohio, 1979

  • Literature

    Michael John Gorman, Buckminster Fuller: Designing For Mobility, Milan, 2005, pp. 113
    Hsiao-Yun and Roberto G. Trujillo, New Views on R. Buckminster Fuller, California, 2009, p. 121

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present design for a world map is the first in the history of cartography to show the whole surface of the Earth with no visible distortion of the relative size and shape of the land and sea areas and no breaks in the continental contours. One of twenty-eight patents granted to Fuller during his career, the patent for the Dymaxion Map was filed February 25, 1944 and issued January 29, 1946 under the patent number 2,393,676.


Unique ‘Dymaxion Airocean World Map’, for the Third National Bank, Dayton

Acrylic and screen print on linen.
182.9 x 365.8 cm (72 x 144 in.)
Signed Buckminster Fuller © 1979 in paint on front upper left corner.

£50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for £56,250

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Created by Lee F. Mindel, London Auction 29 April 2014 6pm