May 10, 2012 - Sale 2278

Sale 2278 - Lot 132

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
MAURICE CLOUD (1909-1973) PEINTURES / CORONA. Gouache maquette. 1950.
19x213 1/4 inches, 48x34 cm.
Condition B+: creases and minor restoration in corners; abrasions and slight staining in image.
To advertise this French paint company Cloud uses a figure that appears almost identical to a character Charles Loupot created to help advertise Valentine, another brand of French paint. As such a plagarization it is no surprise that this maquette was never turned into an actual poster.