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      Sale 2336 | Lot 5
      Price Realized: $5,000With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2336 Lot 5

        H. GRAY (HENRI BOULANGER, 1858-1924) PETROLE STELLA. 1897.
        51x39 1/2 inches, 129 1/2x100 1/4 cm. Courmont Freres, Paris.
        Condition B+: tears and repaired tears at edges, some affecting image; creases and punch holes in margins; vertical and horizontal folds; tape on verso. Paper.
        In the late 1890s, Gray designed a number of posters which were substantially different from most other posters being designed at the time. They each presented scantily-clad women, or winged faeries, afloat in the cosmos with the products being advertised. The progressive designs exuded more of a science fiction and fantasy feeling than anything close to the prevailing Art Nouveau style; with Phoebus, Cycles Sirius and Cycles Briliant advertising bicycles, and this image for lamp oil. DFP-II 421, Affichomanie 116.

        Estimate $5,000 - 7,500


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $5,000

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