May 10, 2004 - Sale 2006

Sale 2006 - Lot 42

Price Realized: $ 4,140
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
LOTERIE NATIONALE GRAND PRIX DE PARIS. Gouache maquette. 1936.
31x23 inches.
Condition B+: repaired tears in image; restoration in margins and image.
This poster was commissioned by the French Lottery for one of their many special events, the Grand Prix of Paris, one of the major events in the racing season in Longchamp. Predictably, Colin depicts the green turf and the galloping horses, but he adds the ingenious touch of representing the spectators as numbers. Curiously two different versions of the finalized poster exist; printed by different printing houses, one features 5 racing horses and the other 6. Also in each of the two versions (both different sizes) all of the numbers are different! One of Colin's classic creations. Colin no. 177.