Lautrec, Henri de Toulouse

1960s Toulouse Lautrec Poster, Aristide Bruant dans son Cabaret

$325.00
  • 1960s Toulouse Lautrec Poster, Aristide Bruant dans son Cabaret

Lautrec, Henri de Toulouse

1960s Toulouse Lautrec Poster, Aristide Bruant dans son Cabaret

$325.00

Date: 1960s
Size: 18.25 x 27.5 inches
Artist: Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri

This poster features a classic caricature by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec of Aristide Bruant (1851-1925), a French cabaret singer, comedian, and nightclub owner of Mirliton, a cabaret in the Montmartre quarter of Paris. When Bruant began performing at up-scale café-concerts on the Champs-Élysées, he immediately commissioned Toulouse-Lautrec to market his rough street persona in a manner that would appeal to a bourgeois audience. Bruant would present himself as the voice of the underclass and wrote songs about the woes of Paris’s poor to perform at the Mirliton, which he designed to have a rough, working-class air. Lautrec's drawings of him adopted this persona, and his black cape, red scarf, and black wide-brimmed hat continue to make him the iconic silhouette that he is today!

Poster is unlined and in good condition, perfect for a mudroom, the kitchen -- even the bathroom!