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Palais de la Nouveauté. 1924.

Palais de la Nouveauté. 1924.

Item Description:

Artist: UMBERTO BRUNELLESCHI (1879-1949)
Size: 61 5/8 x 47 in./156.5 x 119.2 cm
Condition: B / Unobtrusive folds.
Printer: Imp. H. Chachoin, Paris
Reference: Ref: PAI-XXXIX, 161
Key Words: Art Deco; Fashion

Palais de la Nouveauté. 1924.
East meets West in this magnificent Brunelleschi design for this department store’s summer sale. From its floral and avian elements to the flattened perspective that calls to mind the woodblock prints of Hiroshige, virtually everything in the poster appears to have been touched by an Asian influence. Everything, that is, except for one major ingredient: the lithe and lovely French beauty seated at right who presumably has all of her fashion desires fulfilled by the Palais de la Nouveauté. Attracted by the Exposition of 1900, the Tuscan-born Brunelleschi moved to Paris and quickly established himself in the circle of writers and artists of the Latin Quarter. His stylized drawings appeared regularly in Gazette du Bon Ton, Le Rire, Vie Parisiènne, Fémina, and other fashion journals of the day. But, as much as he was a Parisian figure, Brunelleschi’s Italian roots were usually evident. The influence of his academic studies in Florentine color and 18th-century Italian design showed up in his wildly imaginative costumes for the Folies-Bergère, operas, and operettas. Rare!

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$ 5,000.00 ( Low est. )
Lot 201 in PAI-LXXXI: Rare Posters
AUCTION DATE: Jul 1, 2020 at 11:00am EDT



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