May 10, 2016 - Sale 2414

Sale 2414 - Lot 232

Price Realized: $ 1,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
JACQUES AURIAC (1922-2003) [RUGBY.] 1985.
61x46 1/2 inches, 155x118 1/4 cm. Chabrillac,Toulouse.
Condition A: minor crease in lower image.
Auriac studied at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris and went on to a career as a poster designer. He worked under contract for de La Vasselais, a large French publisher that also represented Hervé Morvan, and at one time, Raymond Savignac. Auriac worked on many prominent accounts including Bally, Evian, Gitanne cigarettes, work for various airlines. Color, vibrancy and humor are all qualities evident in Auriac's poster design. Sometimes employed as a single method and sometimes in concert, his posters are always eye-catching and exude modernity. With its dynamic, diagonal composition, this untitled rugby poster is no exception, delineating the abstract players with a rainbow outline, all clamoring for the ball. Le Sport 223 (var), Auriac 305.