Feb 21, 2007 - Sale 2104

Sale 2104 - Lot 426

Price Realized: $ 3,120
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
62 3/4x47 inches.
Condition B+: repaired tears, minor restored losses and creases in margins; creases and abrasions in image.
A family is evicted onto the street, in black and shades of gray and orange. With this poster advertising the advent of a tenant's association, "Steinlen's posters began promoting social causes rather than commercial products" (Cate and Gill p. 51). A transition between his advertising work and later war images, we can still see several familiar themes, such as the cat and the children, which make this image "among his most appealing works . . . Steinlen at his humanistic best." (Wine Spectator) Whereas Steinlen's images from 1917-18 are almost all black and white, here we still experience some of his vibrant colors. Bargiel 52, Wine Spectator 113.