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Georges Fay

Le "Quartier" Cabaret-Salon

$1,500.00

Georges Fay

Le "Quartier" Cabaret-Salon

$1,500.00

Year: 1897

Size: 31 3/8 x 46 1/8 inches

Condition: B+/ Slight tears at folds and edges.

Whether it's 1897 in Paris, 1967 in San Francisco, or 2020 in Brooklyn, the counterculture scene resonates in this indelible image: a Bohemian poet, orating in wild hair and tangled beard, to a gaggle of female admirers in a dimly lit night café—this one was just a block from the Jardins du Luxembourg and two blocks from the Sorbonne. It's the first known poster of the little-known Georges Fay, and was good enough to get him noticed by Jules Chéret, who solicited two pieces by him for inclusion in Les Maîtres de l'Affiche.