Size: 24 x 33 inches
Artist: Luciano Achille Mauzan (after)
This poster, printed in 1983, is based on a drawing by Mauzan that was used as the basis for an exhibition poster. It advertises an event at the Musée de la Publicité, a museum of advertising history located in the Louvre's Rohan and Marsan wings. It's actually quite quirky - the elephant wears a shoe for a hat, and uses a hat for half of its glasses! Unlined and in excellent condition, this poster is sure to please any Mauzan fan!
Renowned Italian poster artist Luciano Achille Mauzan (1881 – 1952) transformed viewers into buyers with bold, humorous advertisements. An illustrator who was also versed in a variety of art forms, Mauzan created over 2,000 product, event, and war posters during the Golden Era of Posters. His posters are considered highly collectible, increasingly difficult to find, and spectacular.
Born on the French Riviera, he moved to Italy in 1905. He was known as a decorative illustrator designing during the Art Deco movement, though he also painted and sculpted. After a period of study at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, France, Mauzan divided his life between Milan, Paris and Buenos Aires. Between 1920 and 1940, the period between the wars, he used forms and materials under the influence of the avant-garde cubists. He was also an illustrator of posters and postcards. During his career as a poster printer and designer, Mauzan designed over 2,000 posters.