May 23, 2019 - Sale 2510

Sale 2510 - Lot 83

Price Realized: $ 4,500
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
PAUL COLIN (1892-1986 TABARIN. 1928.
23x15 1/4 inches, 58 3/4x38 3/4 cm.
Condition A-: slight lightening along top edge; minor creases and abrasions in margins and image. Matted and framed.
The Bal Tabarin, a popular night club in Montmartre, was opened in 1904 by Auguste Bosc, a composer of some renown in Paris during the "gay nineties." The club made its reputation with the Belle Époque favorite, the cancan, continuing to perform
it long after World War I, when the craze had all but died elsewhere. In the mid-20s two retired dancers infused the club with new life by introducing the Charleston. The passage of time and the changing trends are all illustrated in a spectacular manner here, with three different women dancing three separate dances all melded into one image. This is one of the most sophisticated compositions Colin designed, infused with incredible movements of the various arms and legs, combining three images into one. Using only three colors, Colin pays a flamboyant tribute to the art of dancing and has created a classic image reflecting the energy of Paris during the Jazz Age. Colin 172, Paul Colin et les Spectacles 131, Weill 365, The Poster 263, Reina Sofia p. 35....