May 23, 2019 - Sale 2510

Sale 2510 - Lot 69

Unsold
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
ROBERT BONFILS (1886-1972) PARIS / EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS ET INDUSTRIELS MODERNES. 1925.
23 1/2x15 3/4 inches, 59 3/4x40 cm. Vaugirard, Paris.
Condition A-: slight darkening in margins; minor creases and abrasions at edges. Paper.
Robert Bonfils worked as an illustrator, bookbinder, painter and decorator and was one of the most active French artists during the Art Deco period. As such, he received the commission to design one of four official posters to advertise the 1925 Parisian exhibition, from which the term Art Deco was derived. His image, in the style of a woodcut, is a classical allegory of a young girl frolicking in the woods with a gazelle. Above them is a stylized rose that was one of the symbols of the exhibition. This is the smaller, rare blue printing. Weill 316, Art Deco Graphics p. 2, Art Deco Graphiques 61....