Size: 9.5 x 12.5 inches
Artist: Iribe, Paul
About the poster: This poster was created by Paul Iribe for the third of his three books, Bleu, Blanc, Rouge (Blue, White, Red) - all of which we have in our collection. Commissioned by Nicolas, a renowned french wine specialist, these lithographs highlight the glory of french wines in contrast to foreign alcohol producers. "Paul Iribe created the humorous images in a sophisticated, playful style that captured the essence of the Jazz Age. The portfolio cover has the French flag on it and consists of black and white designs revering traditional French wine and condemning beverages such as Russian vodka, German beer, British whiskey, and American Blue Rock mineral water." (source: International Poster Gallery)
About the Artist: Born in Angouleme, France in 1883, Iribe received his education in Paris's École des Beaux-Arts and the College Rollin where his friends included the then-unknown illustrators George Barbier, Georges Lepape, George Martin, and Pierre Brissaud. He was a French illustrator and designer in the decorative arts yet his style favored the liberal display of fluid forms which is more in line with Art Nouveau design elements than pure Art Deco. He worked in Hollywood during the Twenties and was Coco Chanel's lover (and once design collaborator) from 1931 to his death.
In excellent condition and ready to frame. Rare.