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Guinguette Fleurie. 1901.

Guinguette Fleurie. 1901.

Item Description:

Artist: JACQUES VILLON (1875-1963)
Size: 35 3/4 x 51 5/8 in./90.8 x 131 cm
Condition: A.
Reference: Ref: Villon, E33; Musée d’Affiche, 30; Masters 1900, 52; Le Coultre, p. 114; PAI-LXXVIII, 483
Key Words: Art Nouveau; Music

Guinguette Fleurie. 1901.
Villon's celebrated design promotes Guinguette Fleurie—noted below as "The Flower of the Singer-Poets"—at the Manège Central, a Montmartre music hall that was formerly a riding school. Villon was an important figure in the history of Modern art and a quintessential figure in the bohemian scene of Fin-de-Siècle Paris. A Cubist painter, illustrator, and filmmaker, he created only six posters—all graced by his superb drawing skills and observation of character. We fancy that the small bearded figure in the distant background of this poster is a self-caricature.

About The Artist:

JACQUES VILLON (1875-1963)



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