Size: 15.75 x 23.5 inches
Artist: Lucien Boucher
About The Poster: Created in 1933, the French National Lottery became widely popular after the media coverage of barber Paul Bonhoure's win of five million francs in the first draw. In a very enlightening article "Loterie Nationale : Mythes et symboles" written in 1969, the influential French journalist and author of many books on consumerism, education and advertising proposes an in-depth analysis of posters commissioned by the French lottery. The lottery was said to have hired some of France's best designers, developing a corpus of some of the most effective posters in history. This particular piece is signed by Lucien Boucher who did a large number of pieces for a series of absorbing, Air France, world-map posters, signaling a global theatre. Lucien Boucher launched his design career attuned to the commercial promise of Surrealism.
The poster has fold marks but is in overall good condition. One small tear on left margin. Please see photos.