May 03, 2018 - Sale 2476

Sale 2476 - Lot 112

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
42x30 1/4 inches, 106 3/4x76 3/4 cm. Editions d'Art Robert Lang, Paris.
Condition B+: expertly-repaired tear from bottom edge into central image; minor repaired tears in margins; creases in margins and along vertical and horizontal folds. Matted and framed.
Jean Carlu was born in France into a family of architects, and had originally planned on entering that profession. However, the loss of his arm at the age of 18 caused him to turn to the world of graphic design. From 1925 to 1930, Carlu was at the peak of his creativity and designed what are still considered to be his best posters. During this period, Carlu's work was influenced by the spatial nuances, angles and abstracted forms of Cubism. This aquatic vision from the depths of the ocean is a true masterpiece of design and lithography. In a hyper-stylized form, Carlu superimposes the shapes of a scorpion fish, a sunfish and an eel to promote the new aquarium in Monaco. Carlu 12, Timeless Images 108, Weill 353, Affices Art Deco p. 31, The Poster 169, Reina Sofia p. 84.