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  • Kunstausstellung / (Secession) / Krefeld. 1905.
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    Artist: FRANZ VON STUCK (1863-1928)
    Size: 15 3/4 x 28 1/2 in./50 x 72.5 cm
    Condition: A.
    Printer: Wolf u. Sohn, München
    Reference: Ref: DFP-III, 3212 (var); Wember, 745; PAI-LXVII, 554
    Key Words: Secession

    Kunstausstellung / (Secession) / Krefeld. 1905.
    In 1893, Franz von Stuck cofounded the Munich Secession, extensively influencing artists of the period not only through his work for the group, but also as a frequent contributor to Jugend magazine. He created several of the Secession posters, including this design of Athena – a symbol for the movement – that was used for the first Secession exhibition in 1893, and for many years thereafter.
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  • Palais de Glace.  1900.
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    JULES CHÉRET

    Palais de Glace. 1900.

    $7,000.00

    Artist: JULES CHÉRET (1836-1932)
    Size: 33 x 97 1/2 in./89 x 247.5 cm
    Condition: A-/ Unobtrusive folds.
    Printer: Imp. Chaix, Paris
    Reference: Ref: Chéret, 491; Broido, 374; PAI-LXV, 203
    Key Words: Art Nouveau; Winter Sports; Artist: Chéret

    Palais de Glace. 1900.
    The tallest – and possibly the finest – of the five Palais de Glace versions in this auction. The lass in the striped dress is captured in multiple spirals of motion – skates pirouetting, skirts whipping round – at the moment of a candid flirtation with the gentleman behind. He has lightly grasped her hand: have they just met? Are they longtime partners mugging their affection for the artist's eye? The effervescence of this design, and its quick dashes of coloration, make it clear that Chéret wanted to create something special for the Turn of the Century. This is the large, two-sheet version of this poster.
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  • Cirque d’Hiver.  ca. 1890.
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    LOUIS GALICE

    Cirque d’Hiver. ca. 1890.

    $1,400.00

    Artist: LOUIS GALICE (1864-1935)
    Size: 33 3/4 x 48 7/8 in./85.6 x 124 cm
    Condition: A.
    Printer: Affiches Louis Galice, Paris
    Reference: Ref: PAI-LI, 326
    Key Words: Circus; Horses

    Cirque d’Hiver. ca. 1890.
    Louis Galice was a noted chronicler of the Montmartre scene, and this is one of his most famous posters: for good reason. It's a perfect balancing act between charm, amazement and downright mayhem at the Cirque d'Hiver, the oldest permanent circus in the world – a favorite of Toulouse-Lautrec's, and still operational today! The raven-haired equestrienne, impossibly balanced on the rump of her black stallion, thoroughly steals the show.
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  • Adam Forepaugh & Sells / Enormous Shows United. 1894.
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    Artist: ANONYMOUS
    Size: 30 1/8 x 39 3/8 in./76.5 x 100 cm
    Condition: A-/ Unobtrusive folds.
    Printer: Strobridge, Cincinnati
    Reference: Ref: Phillips VIII, 9
    Key Words: Circus; Horses

    Adam Forepaugh & Sells / Enormous Shows United. 1894.
    A ballerina on a charging white stallion? Yes, that's a perfect metaphor for the Forepaugh & Sells United Shows. It's a frequent motif in circus promotion, but seldom done with such nonchalance: a famous poster as a result.
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  • Elles. 1896.
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    HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC

    Elles. 1896.

    $17,000.00

    Artist: HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1864-1901)
    Size: 19 1/2 x 25 3/4 in./49.5 x 65.4 cm
    Condition: A.
    Printer:
    Reference: Ref: Wittrock, 155-III; Adriani, 177-IV; Wagner, p. 30; DFP-II, 842; Reims, 782; Driehaus, p. 115; PAI-LXXIII, 461
    Key Words: Art Nouveau; Artist: Toulouse-Lautrec

    Elles. 1896.
    This poster announces Lautrec's Elles collection, his famous brothel series, an edition of lithographs depicting prostitutes simply referred to as Elles (Them). This ambiguous title both recalls the common phrase ces dames (these ladies), and at the same time is the pronoun indicating all females. Although the women of the Elles series are prostitutes, they appear desexualized, shown in postures that emphasize the everyday and unglamorous nature of their occupation. In this instance, putting her hair back up after finishing with a client; the only indication that a man is even in the room is his top hat resting gingerly on her bed. It was the pictorial epilogue to what the artist had experienced in the maisons closes of the rue des Moulins, the rue d’Amboise, and the rue Joubert. ‘They’ are ‘women to my liking,’ as he used to say, and he often lived with them for weeks at a time during the years 1892 to 1895, a constant witness of their daily lives, of their suffering and intimacy.
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  • La Revue Blanche. 1895.
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    HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC

    La Revue Blanche. 1895.

    $20,000.00

    Artist: HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1864-1901)
    Size: 36 3/4 x 50 1/2 in./93.3 x 128.3 cm
    Condition: A.
    Printer: Imp Edw. Ancourt, Paris
    Reference: Ref: Wittrock, P16B; Adriani, 130-II; Driehaus, p. 117; PAI-LXXIV, 452
    Key Words: Art Nouveau; Winter Sports; Artist: Toulouse-Lautrec

    La Revue Blanche. 1895.
    "This official poster for La Revue Blanche is considered by many to be Lautrec's strongest individual work. In it, using a combination of economical line and implied movement, large flat areas of color and carefully observed detail, he shows Misia Natanson, wife of the magazine's editor, Thadée Natanson, ice-skating at the Palais de Glace, an ice rink opened at the Rond-Point des Champs Elysses by Jules Roques in 1894. The entire poster is like a little joke, as if Lautrec were amusing himself by proving that he could show an ice-skater without ever showing her skates" (Frey, p. 408).
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  • Babylone d’Allemagne. 1894.
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    HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC

    Babylone d’Allemagne. 1894.

    $30,000.00

    Artist: HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1864-1901)
    Size: 33 x 47 5/8 in./84 x 121 cm
    Condition: A-/ Slight tears at edges.
    Printer: Imp. Chaix, Paris
    Reference: Ref: Wittrock, P12B; Adriani, 58; DFP-II, 832; PAI-LXIX, 673
    Key Words: Art Nouveau; Literary; Artist: Toulouse-Lautrec

    Babylone d’Allemagne. 1894.
    The subject is a book exposing the decadence of Berlin society, written by Lautrec’s friend Victor Joze. His “poster focuses the spectator’s attention on the hindquarters of four horses, the largest of which [is] also being closely observed by a caricature of the Kaiser standing in a guardbox. The implications of this, along with the book’s title, provoked a protest from the German ambassador to France and nearly caused an international incident. Joze, too, wrote Lautrec asking for him to withdraw the poster, as he felt the depiction of a German officer, together with the anti-German tone of the book, would not be tolerated by the police and could get him in trouble. Lautrec, however, refused to stop distribution of the poster, and as he had paid for it [himself], the publisher was not able to stop the distribution. [Thereafter], according to art dealer Edmond Sagot, the value of [Lautrec’s] work quadrupled” (Frey, p. 398).
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  • Le Bal Fleuri. 1927.
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    PAUL COLIN

    Le Bal Fleuri. 1927.

    $12,000.00

    Artist: PAUL COLIN (1892-1986)
    Size: 46 x 61 3/8 in./116.6 x 55.8 cm
    Condition: B/ Slight tears and stains at folds.
    Printer: H. Chachoin, Paris
    Reference: Ref: Colin Affichiste, 117; Crouse/Deco, p. 156; PAI-LVII, 283
    Key Words: Art Deco; Dance; Artist: Colin

    Le Bal Fleuri. 1927.
    "Colin's use of a 'triple exposure' – three virtual snapshots of an elegant couple making their way around a packed dance floor, layered one on top of another and drawn from three different points of view – creates a wonderful, sweeping sense of stop-motion sequencing to promote a 1927 springtime 'floral ball' held to benefit French orphans" (Crouse/Deco, p. 156).
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  • L' Aureole du Midi. 1893.
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    JULES CHÉRET

    L' Aureole du Midi. 1893.

    $2,500.00

    Artist: JULES CHÉRET (1836-1932)
    Size: 33 x 47 3/4 in./83.7 x 121.2 cm
    Condition: B+/ Slight tears at edges. Framed.
    Printer: Imp. Chaix, Paris
    Reference: Ref: Broido, 975; Maindron, 805; Maitres, 237; DFP-II, 243; PAI-L, 190
    Key Words: Art Nouveau; Lighting; Children; Artist: Chéret

    L' Aureole du Midi. 1893.
    Perhaps to show that this lamp can be handled even by a child, Chéret allows a little towheaded tyke to run around with it, while another one carries a canister of kerosene, making it clear that the days of helicopter parenting are far in the future.
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  • Théâtrophone. 1890.
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    JULES CHÉRET

    Théâtrophone. 1890.

    $1,700.00

    Artist: JULES CHÉRET (1836-1932)
    Size: 33 1/4 x 47 3/8 in./84.5 x 120.2 cm
    Condition: B-/ Tears at folds.
    Printer: Imp. Chaix, Paris
    Reference: Ref: Chéret, 341; Broido, 271; Maindron, 237; DFP-II, 192; Driehaus, p. 37; PAI-LXIX, 300
    Key Words: Technology; Art Nouveau; Opera; Music; Artist: Chéret

    Théâtrophone. 1890.
    "I can be visited in bed by the brook and the birds of [Beethoven's] Pastoral Symphony," wrote Marcel Proust, because of the wonderful invention of the Théâtrophone. Clement Adler invented the prototype in 1881 (the first demonstrated use of binaural audio) to broadcast a Paris Opera performance to listeners at the Palais de l'Industrie. In 1890, however, the technology became commercially available – and Chéret's poster was the definitive advertisement for it. In lightning-quick time, home subscriptions became available, while Théâtrophones were set up in hotels, restaurants, cafés and vestibules throughout Paris. Fifty centimes bought you five minutes of live music straight from the Ópera Garnier. Today, 3D audio in headphones and VR is an innovation derived directly from the binaural audio innovation of the Théâtrophone: making this poster an important artifact in the history of the recording arts and sciences.
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  • Tutti al Semaforo.
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    LEONETTO CAPPIELLO

    Tutti al Semaforo.

    $1,700.00

    Artist: LEONETTO CAPPIELLO (1875-1942)
    Size: 9 1/8 x 13 in./23.2 x 33 cm
    Condition: A/ Framed.
    Printer: SAIGA, Genova
    Reference: Ref: Cappiello/Rennert, p. 11
    Key Words: Art Nouveau; Music; Artist: Cappiello

    Tutti al Semaforo.
    Adventurers leap up a hill, in the direction of a castle beyond (and its Italian flag pennant in the distance), in this adornment for a songsheet cover for a waltz by one S. Gaggini.
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  • Enraptured Rose. ca. 1904.
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    GASPAR CAMPS

    Enraptured Rose. ca. 1904.

    $2,000.00

    Artist: GASPAR CAMPS (1874-1942)
    Size: 13 x 26 3/4 in./33 x 88 cm
    Condition: A/ On silk.
    Printer: Champenois, Paris
    Reference: Ref: Weill/Art Nouveau, p. 47; PAI-LXXI, 235
    Key Words: Art Nouveau

    Enraptured Rose. ca. 1904.
    This statuesque auburn-haired woman standing lakeside clasps a garland of pink roses against her flushed gown, which is adorned with a flurry of fantastic butterflies, as flowers bloom around her. And having it printed on silk, enhances that subtle seduction.
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  • PLM/Les Alpes et Le Jura.
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    GREIF

    PLM/Les Alpes et Le Jura.

    $1,400.00

    Artist: GREIF (Maurice Greiffenhagen, 1862-1931)
    Size: 24 1/2 x 39 3/8 in./62.3 x 100 cm
    Condition: A.
    Printer: Editions Fortin, Paris
    Reference: Ref: PAI-XXXVI, 67
    Key Words: Winter Sports

    PLM/Les Alpes et Le Jura.
    A British painter and member of the Royal Academy, Greiffenhagen was honored by none other than D. H. Lawrence, who credited Greiffenhagen's 1891 painting An Idyll for inspiring his novel The White Peacock. His posters are mainly for British concerns, especially British Rail, which is why this work for PLM is unusual. The joy and laughter is palpable.
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  • Eiropas / Atrslidosana. 1939.
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    VUZTIAF

    Eiropas / Atrslidosana. 1939.

    $1,700.00

    Artist: VUZTIAF
    Size: 27 7/8 x 39 3/4 in./70.7 x 101 cm
    Condition: B+/ Slight tears and stains at edges.
    Printer: P. Mantnieka, Riga
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    Key Words: Winter Sports; Art Deco

    Eiropas / Atrslidosana. 1939.
    This absolutely smashing poster for the Speed Skating European Championships in Riga, Latvia, on February 4 and 5, 1939 is possibly the best artwork for the sport that we've ever seen.
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  • Dartmouth Winter Carnival. 1937.
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    ARMSHEIMER

    Dartmouth Winter Carnival. 1937.

    $2,000.00

    Artist: ARMSHEIMER
    Size: 21 5/8 x 34 1/4 in./54.8 x 87 cm
    Condition: A-/ Slight tears at top edge.
    Printer:
    Reference: Ref: Crouse/Deco, p. 120; PAI-XLVI, 299
    Key Words: Winter Sports; Art Deco

    Dartmouth Winter Carnival. 1937.
    National Geographic, in 1919, called it "the Mardi Gras of the North." This first-rate Armsheimer American Deco poster for the 1938 Dartmouth Winter Carnival conveys nothing but conviviality – with just a touch of romance thrown in for good measure. Rare!
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  • Puente del Inca. ca. 1930.
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    WHARTON

    Puente del Inca. ca. 1930.

    $2,500.00

    Artist: WHARTON
    Size: 28 3/4 x 42 5/8 in./734 x 108.3 cm
    Condition: B+/ Slight tears at folds and edges.
    Printer: Kraft
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    Key Words: Winter Sports; Art Deco

    Puente del Inca. ca. 1930.
    Is that fear? Or excitement in her eyes? Certainly this poster is absolutely thrilling; as much as Puente del Inca, the St. Moritz of Argentina can be! "The Inca Bridge" is actually a natural arch that forms a bridge over the Vacas River in Mendoza Province, Argentina, formed by glaciers and hot springs. Charles Darwin visited here in 1835. He, however, was not a skier.
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  • Aéropostal. 1930.
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    L. BESSON

    Aéropostal. 1930.

    $3,000.00

    Artist: L. BESSON
    Size: 23 1/4 x 31 1/2 in./59.2 x 80 cm
    Condition: A.
    Printer: Création Avenir Publicité, Paris
    Reference: Ref: Affiches d’Aviation, p. 111; Crouse/Deco, p. 28; PAI-LXI, 117
    Key Words: Avation; Art Deco

    Aéropostal. 1930.
    "This incredible Art Deco image, which ties the tradition of high-seas couriers to the airborne new guard, is an exquisitely dramatic example of the way airmail service was being presented to the public in the 1930s. In this design, the silhouetted frigate and the seas upon which it sails are eclipsed by the streamlined fleet of Compagnie Générale-Aéropostale aircraft, in essence creating a lithographic dividing line between the antiquated and the modern. Compagnie Générale Aéropostale began operations in Toulouse in 1918 with the goal of serving the French colonies in Africa and South America" (Crouse/Deco, p. 28).
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  • Primerose. ca. 1930.
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    YANN

    Primerose. ca. 1930.

    $2,000.00

    Artist: YANN
    Size: 30 1/2 x 45 7/8 in./77.5 x 116.5 cm
    Condition: B+/ Slight tears at folds, creases in background.
    Printer: Creation Leopold Verger, Paris
    Reference: Ref: Seita, 1; Tabac, 75
    Key Words: Art Deco; Tobacco

    Primerose. ca. 1930.
    Deco angularity announces the modernity of a stunning invention: a cigarette that masks its own noxious fumes with perfumes – derived, it says, from rose petals – delivering a secondhand smoking experience second-to-none. Interestingly, organic specialists tell us that primrose oil is a time-tested remedy for flushing tar deposits from the lungs and lymph system.
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  • Livre des Mille Nuits et une Nuit. 1955.
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    KEES VAN DONGEN

    Livre des Mille Nuits et une Nuit. 1955.

    $2,500.00

    Artist: KEES VAN DONGEN (1877-1968)
    Size: 21 7/8 x 30 1/2 in./55.5 x 77.5 cm
    Condition: A.
    Printer: S.I.D.I., Levallois (Seine)
    Reference: Ref: Livre de l’Affiche, 157; Orientalist, p. 122; PAI-LXVIII, 641
    Key Words: Modern; Literary

    Livre des Mille Nuits et une Nuit. 1955.
    Van Dongen, one of the leading Fauves, was known for his wild nudes and radical use of color. Both stylistic tropes are clearly on display here, in this promotional poster for his limited-edition, illustrated version of the famous One Thousand and One Nights. In the foreground is a pink-bottomed Scheherazade gesticulating toward the disembodied head of Shahryar as she begins her famous series of tales.
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  • D:16. 1928.
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    THEODOOR VAN ERP

    D:16. 1928.

    $4,000.00

    Artist: THEODOOR VAN ERP (1874-1959)
    Size: 25 1/8 x 40 in./63.8 x 101.5 cm
    Condition: A-/ Slight scrapes at edges.
    Printer: OffsetDruk Flach Sneek
    Reference: Ref: PAI-XXVIII, 301
    Key Words: Art Deco; Modern; Theater

    D:16. 1928.
    The title refers to the 16th festival of the Delft Students Corp which staged an outdoor play every five years beginning in 1848; this turned out to be its final production. Van Erp was born in the Dutch East Indies where he had a military career until 1912; he then moved back to the Netherlands and became active as a painter and illustrator in The Hague.
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  • Lait pur Stérilisé. 1896.
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    THÉOPHILE-ALEXANDRE STEINLEN

    Lait pur Stérilisé. 1896.

    $12,000.00

    Artist: THÉOPHILE-ALEXANDRE STEINLEN (1859-1923)
    Size: 38 1/4 x 54 in./97.2 x 137.2 cm
    Condition: B-/ Tears, largely at folds.
    Printer: Imp. Charles Verneau
    Reference: Ref: Bargiel et Zagrodzki, 16. A1; Crauzat, 491; Wine Spectator, 112; Maitres, 95; DFP-II, 783; Abdy, p. 97; Weill, 63; Gold, 56; Encylopédie/Weill, p. 54; Posters of Paris, 80; PAI-LXXIV, 436
    Lait pur Stérilisé. 1896.
    All the warmth, humanity, and affection for which Steinlen is so loved comes through gloriously in this poster for the newly-marketed “lait stérilisé” that was touted over the “lait ordinaire” at that time. Charles Knowles Bolton, writing a year after its publication, proclaimed that this “is perhaps, the most attractive poster ever made. No man with half a heart could fail to fall in love with the child.” Louis Rhead himself commented: “When I saw it in Paris last year . . . it seemed to me the best and brightest form of advertising that had appeared.” This is the medium format version, and possesses strikingly fresh colors compared to other copies we have seen.
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  • Szechenyi Strandfürdo. 1935.
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    ALADAR RICHTER

    Szechenyi Strandfürdo. 1935.

    $1,700.00

    Artist: ALADAR RICHTER (1898-?)
    Size: 37 1/4 x 49 5/8 in./94.5 x 126 cm
    Condition: B+/ Slight tears and stains, largely at bottom edge.
    Printer: Piatnik, Budapest
    Reference: Ref: Crouse/Deco, p. 286
    Key Words: Art Deco; Health

    Szechenyi Strandfürdo. 1935.
    "The Szechenyi thermal baths in Budapest, supplied by two hot springs, are the largest medicinal baths in Europe. The neo-Baroque structure that houses the spa... however, is relegated to the background in this Aladar Richter poster. It lies behind the peaked Art Deco waves of one of the 'three big pools' that create the 'bathing beach' portion of the baths – which, the poster promises, provides patrons of the spa with 'secluded sunbathing' opportunities" (Crouse/Deco, p. 286).
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  • Benz Casino.
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    OTTO OTTLER

    Benz Casino.

    $1,700.00

    Artist: OTTO OTTLER (1891-1965)
    Size: 34 5/8 x 46 1/2 in./88 x 118 cm
    Condition: A.
    Printer: Kunst in Druck, München
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    Key Words: Art Deco

    Benz Casino.
    A Deco bellhop is placed upon his pedestal to signify the Benz Casino's commitment to service.
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  • General Dynamics / Aerodynamics. 1956.
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    ERIK NITSCHE

    General Dynamics / Aerodynamics. 1956.

    $1,200.00

    Artist: ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998)
    Size: 35 3/4 x 50 in./90.8 x 127 cm
    Condition: A-/ Slight tears at edges.
    Printer: R. Marsens, Lausanne
    Reference: Ref (all var): Modern American Poster, 82-84; Modern Poster, 209; Images of an Era, 22; PAI-XLIX, 416

    General Dynamics / Aerodynamics. 1956.
    The photomontage element in the lower half of this poster pictures a derrick crane – a coded reference to the Berlin Airlift. In 1955, the Federal Republic of Germany regained its air sovereignty back from the Allies, as Mies van der Rohe took Germany's Bauhaus and created the basis of the Modern International style.
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