Oct 26, 2017 - Sale 2459

Sale 2459 - Lot 81

Price Realized: $ 875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
EMILE DUPUIS (1866-1942) VISÉ. 1925.
39 1/4x27 3/4 inches, 100x70 1/2 cm. Bénard, Liege.
Condition B+: vertical and horizontal folds; restored losses and restoration in margins; repaired tear through top margin; creases in image.
To promote the city of Visé, situated along the river Meuse in the Walloon Province of Liège, the artist relies on an unexpected visual conceit: geese - birds that have not been featured so prominently on a poster since they were disrupted by Steinlen's woman on a motorcycle in Motocycles Comiot in 1899. Here, they are waddling in the foreground, as all manner of modern transportation options - including a car, a steamboat/cruise ship, a train and an electric train - give evidence to the advancing and exciting world behind them.