Oct 26, 2017 - Sale 2459

Sale 2459 - Lot 159

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
PAUL COLIN (1892-1986) TWA / TRANS WORLD AIRLINE. Circa 1950.
39 1/4x24 1/2 inches, 99 3/4x62 1/4 cm. Bedos & Cie, Paris.
Condition A: minor repaired tears at edges.
Colin created images for the plays, balls and music halls of Paris throughout the 1920s, when his work became synonymous with the city's cultural scene at the time. This is a rare piece for the artist in that it is a travel poster for an American airline. Here, Colin scales back his signature Art Deco style in favor of a simpler aesthetic, showing a TWA Constellation circling the globe, half of which is covered in night's shadow. Not in Colin.