May 08, 2006 - Sale 2079

Sale 2079 - Lot 58

Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
JEAN CARLU (1900-1997) FETES DE PARIS. 1935.
39x23 3/4 inches.
Condition B+: expertly restored losses along lower left edge; minor restoration in margins and image.
Following the success of the project in 1934, Carlu was asked to design another poster for the event the following year. This time the viewer is no longer at the races, but rather in an elegant outdoor theatre. Again he depicts a very elegant couple, here in slightly more, though still gently-stylized, detail. Beneath the stars, dressed in evening wear and gloves, their body language and smiles indicate that they are thoroughly enjoying the performance. Carlu 37.