Jun 18, 2020 - Sale 2538

Sale 2538 - Lot 54

Price Realized: $ 8,125
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Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
JOSEP RENAU MONTORO (1907-1982) LAS ARENAS BALNEARIO PISCINA LUMINOSA. 1932.
39x27 inches, 99x68 1/2 cm. Graficas Valencia, Sevilla.
Condition B: creases and restoration in image; minor losses at edges.
A striking, Modernist design for an illuminated swimming pool in which, curiously, the swimming pool itself isn't pictured. Instead, Renau focuses his attention on the pool's luminosity, which he represents with a fluorescent green glow from the bottom of the poster, bathing the figure and the diving platform with its light. Voyage p. 66, Weill 490, Poster Progress p. 62, Affiche Art Deco p. 226, Miroir 18, Reina Sofia p. 138, Euro Deco p. 275.