Size: 15 x 4.5 (with frame: 20.25 x 13)
Notes: Poster, Small Poster, Lithograph, Horizontal
Artist: Colin, Paul (after)
About The Poster:
Before cigarettes were taboo, advertisements and marketing pieces for them littered the marketplace. This presentation - in the style of the poster age master Paul Colin - was produced in the colors and style of the era. A wonderful period piece which evokes springtime in Nice or anywhere else on the Cote d'Azur. Circa 1920. Condition: B+ (slight signs of aging, creasing). Wikipedia says of Paul Colin:
Made famous in 1925 by his poster for the Revue Nègre, which helped to launch the career of Joséphine Baker (who became his mistress), he worked for over forty years in the theatre, creating not only posters but also numerous sets and costumes.
Very Art déco at the outset, (his Le Tumulte noir is a masterpiece of the genre), his style quickly became highly personal and impossible to categorize: the synthetic accuracy of his portraits, the evocative force of his posters for grand causes so marked him as a master of visual communication that his work today remains relevant and fresh. A student of Eugène Vallin and of Victor Prouvé, he is considered a master of the modern school of poster art. He is the author of over 1400 posters and many theatrical set and costume designs.