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Chat Noir / Tournée. 1896.

Chat Noir / Tournée. 1896.

Item Description:

Artist: THÉOPHILE-ALEXANDRE STEINLEN (1859-1923)
Size: 39 x 55 1/2 in./99 x 141 cm
Condition: B/ Slight tears.
Printer: Imp. Charles Verneau, Paris
Reference: Bargiel & Zagrodski, 22; Crauzat, 496; DFP-II, 787; Wagner, 63; Timeless Images, 51; Lautrec/Montmartre, 104; Posters of Paris, 82; Affiches 1000, 0027; PAI-LXIV, 497
Key Words: Art Nouveau; Artist: Steinlen; Animals; Cats

Chat Noir / Tournée. 1896.
One of the world's most famous posters, and an icon of Art Nouveau, Steinlen's "Chat Noir" plays on some of Mucha's signature flairs—the cat's halo, the curve of the tail redolent of Mucha-maidens' tousled hair—to create an indelible symbol at once wicked, subversive, seductive, and silly. Steinlen morphs his favorite subject into a new siren for the Parisian nightclub scene. So popular that it was used in a variety of forms over the years, this is the larger format of the classic design. Later, after Rodolphe Salis fell ill and was unable to perform with the company, the “avec” preceding his name was replaced with “de,” both as a tip-on and in a new edition of the poster. This is the large format version of the design.

About The Artist:

THÉOPHILE-ALEXANDRE STEINLEN (1859-1923)

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