May 10, 2004 - Sale 2006

Sale 2006 - Lot 55

Price Realized: $ 920
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
47x30 inches. Léon Heymann.
Condition A-: vertical and horizontal folds.
The only information we have about Leon Heymann is the visual record of the few music hall posters of his that have survived. Within his small oeuvre his style was very varied, with some of his posters being soft, boudoir-style images in the vein of Louis Icart. This one is by far the boldest graphic of his to surface. It is a strong modernist caricature, depicting a frail man in a top hat trying to kiss a large red-headed woman. The layout and freehand style of the drawing build a powerful image.