Mar 09, 2023 - Sale 2629

Sale 2629 - Lot 215

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000

JEAN DUPAS (1882-1964)


43 3/4x29 1/2 inches, 111x75 cm. Tolmer, Paris.
Condition A. Matted and framed.

Dupas was trained as an academic painter and became a successful graphic designer and interior decorator. His style is the essence of refined and luxurious French Art Deco, with a sophisticated, if somewhat stiff, elegance. Outside of the poster world, Dupas is largely remembered for his illustrations for Vogue, the splendid brochures for Max Furrier and his decorations for the steamship Normandie (now at the MoMA). This poster, commissioned by the Arnold Constable department store, is designed in the sophisticated Art Deco style of allegorical fantasies which was a hallmark of Dupas' work. Here, he depicts three women dressed in the fashions of the past, present and future, amid lush, slightly surrealistic scenery. Tolmer p. 79.