Feb 18, 2021 - Sale 2558

Sale 2558 - Lot 50

Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500



43 1/2x55 inches, 110 1/2x139 3/4 cm. G. Gerin, Fils, Paris.
Condition B+: repaired tears at edges, some into image; repaired tears, creases, abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds.

In the 1890s Grün was living in Montmartre and had become an integral part of the artistic scene there. In 1897, an aggressive entrepreneur "attempted an outright takeover of the highly flourishing, but limited world of small cabaret owners. At great expense, he built a spacious theatre in the garden next to the Elysée Montmartre and hired away the best cabaret singers [from the area's other smaller venues]" (Grün p. 29). Grün was commissioned to design a poster for the Trianon's opening that showed a gallery of all the big names and stars who would be performing there. Grün also inserted his own portrait, at the far right. The poster is a rare document, perhaps the only one on which all of the major stars of the Montmartre cabarets, at the height of their popularity, appear together. Grün p. 29, DFP-II 448, Meisterplakate 108, Cafe Concert 120.