Jan 26, 2017 - Sale 2435

Sale 2435 - Lot 56

Price Realized: $ 812
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
48 1/4x33 1/2 inches, 122 1/2x85 cm. Chaix, Paris.
Condition A: minor creases in margins and image. Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
"In 1897, Rudolphe Salis, founder of the Chat Noir, and consequently father of the Montmartre cabaret, dies. For a short time the premises on the Rue Victor Masse are unsuccessfully operated under the name of the Pacha Noir Hotel. Grün barely has time to design a passe-partout poster showing the limited scale of the project. The image is delightful . . . The program, left blank, shows the uncertainties of the show and, at the very least, the lack of prestigious management. The fact that all of the posters recovered so far are without text confirms that the enterprise ended in a fiasco" (Grun p. 34). Grun p. 34.