Size: 20.5 x 27.5 inches
Artist: Roger Bezombes
Influenced by surrealist artists like Dali and Braque, Bezombes (1913-1994) was a multifaceted sculptor, painter, and graphic designer. This lithographic poster includes a beautiful detail: embossing of old symbols, some designed to look like ancient coins and medals. (See photos for details)
Founded in 864, Monnaie de Paris is France's longest standing institution and the oldest enterprise in the world. It fulfills the public service mission of striking the euro coins in circulation for France, as well as coins for other foreign currencies. For twelve centuries, it has cultivated a venerable tradition of metalworking arts and crafts. It was Paris first industrial establishment and is the last in operation today. Artistic pieces are still produced at its historic Quai de Conti manufacture.
Printed by Mourlot. Unlined and in great condition save for some signs of wear in the lower left-hand corner. See photos for details.