1991 French Television Festival Poster - 31e Festival de Television de Monte-Carlo
1991 French Television Festival Poster - 31e Festival de Television de Monte-Carlo
1991 French Television Festival Poster - 31e Festival de Television de Monte-Carlo

1991 French Television Festival Poster - 31e Festival de Television de Monte-Carlo

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Date: 1991
Size: 18.25 x 23.5 inches
Artist: Jean-Michel Folon

When Folon died in 2005, the Guardian wrote: "Born in Uccle, near Brussels, the son of a paper wholesaler, Folon initially studied architecture, but by 1955 he had abandoned a country he regarded as a "mental prison" and headed for Paris. He ended up living in a gardener's pavilion in Bougival, on the outskirts of the capital, where he spent five years as a draughtsman. By the early 1960s, when he visited the United States, he was selling graphics work to Esquire, Horizon, Atlantic Monthly and Time; by 1964, his drawings were on display at the Librairie Le Palimugre in Paris.

His designs often included a conventionally dressed Everyman figure, with a stereotypical brimmed hat and arrows instead of eyes, marooned in an empty landscape or penned in by slablike skyscrapers. As Folon put it, "we live surrounded by boxes." In 1967 he even represented the Statue of Liberty with prison bars around her mouth."

Poster is in very good condition, linen backed and ready to frame. From a private collection.