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Marseille / Porte de l’Afrique du Nord. 1929.

Marseille / Porte de l’Afrique du Nord. 1929.

Item Description:

Artist: ROGER BRODERS (1883-1953)
Size: 24 7/8 x 39 1/4 in./63.3 x 99.7 cm
Condition: A-/ Restored tears in bottom text.
Printer: Imp. Lucien Serre, Paris
Reference: Ref: Broders, p. 81; Broders/Travel, p. 31; Mer s’Affiche, p. 189; Karcher, 408; PAI-LXXIX, 140
Key Words: Art Deco; Travel; Ships; Trains

Marseille / Porte de l’Afrique du Nord. 1929.
At the Porte de L’Afrique du Nord, hoards of international ships fill the peaceful sea as they anticipate new trade opportunities resulting from PLM's railway expansion. From Broder's idealized vantage point, we glimpse the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, a church dedicated to the seafarer, rising on the hill; the dome to the left, of the Cathédrale La Major, would be difficult to see from the harbor at this angle. Nevertheless, the geometric composition, specked with coral red and dreamy sea blue, is a powerful depiction of the monumental change about to shake Marseille.

About The Artist:

ROGER BRODERS (1883-1953)

$ 4,000.00 ( Low est. )
Lot 199 in PAI-LXXXI: Rare Posters
AUCTION DATE: Jul 1, 2020 at 11:00am EDT



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