Feb 18, 2021 - Sale 2558

Sale 2558 - Lot 129

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000


DUBONNET. Circa 1956.

66 1/2x48 inches, 169x121 cm. Axel Andreasen & Sonner, Copenhagen.
Condition B+: foxing around edges; minor restoration at lower left edge; minor creases in image. Two-sheets.

The Dubo-Dubon-Dubonnet "mascot" is certainly one of Cassandre's most memorable creations. Such was its appeal that his character has graced everything from ashtrays to menus to fans, helping to make Dubonnet one of the most popular French aperitifs. He was also used to advertise the product outside of France, as seen in this Danish printing which faithfully reuses the 1932 image. This is the larger format. Cassandre cover and pl. 37 (both var), Reina Sofia p. 184 (var).