Folon, Jean-Michel

1980 Original French Exhibition Poster - Poètes Essayistes Nouvellistes XXXIIe - ''PEN'' - by Folon

$450.00
  • 1980 Original French Exhibition Poster - Poètes Essayistes Nouvellistes XXXIIe - ''PEN'' - by Folon

Folon, Jean-Michel

1980 Original French Exhibition Poster - Poètes Essayistes Nouvellistes XXXIIe - ''PEN'' - by Folon

$450.00

Date: 1980
Size: 20.25 x 28 inches
Artist: Folon, Jean-Michel

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 graphic 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."

This poster is an exhibition poster for the 1980 edition of the Signature book sale held in the Palais de Chaillot. This event presents signature books "Poètes Essayistes Nouvellistes XXXIIe" from the collection of the museum of French monuments.

Unlined and in excellent condition, this poster is ready to be framed!