Size: 15.75 x 23.5 inches
Artist: Rousseau, Henri (Le Douanier Rousseau)
This original vintage poster was designed to promote an exhibition of Le Douanier Rousseau at the Grand Palais in Paris in 1984. This exhibition also travelled to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in 1985.
The image is a detail of Rousseau's oil painting The Football Players (Les joueurs de football) from 1908 now in the collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Rousseau's quirky compositions have been termed "naive" and primitivist in style by some and the artist knew only moderate success in his lifetime. His recognition by prominent artists such as Kandinsky and Picasso, however, helped to boost his status in the art world and his paintings are now held in major museum collections around the globe.
This poster comes to us from a private collection. It is in excellent condition and ready to be framed.