PHILIPPE PETIT (1900-1945) CLOTILDE & ALEXANDRE SAKHAROFF. 1927. 27x18 1/2 inches, 68 1/2x47 cm. Crete, Paris. Condition B+: restoration and minor restored losses along vertical and horizontal folds; abrasions in image. Clotilde and Alexandre Sakharoff danced all over the world for nearly forty years. They commissioned many poster artists to advertise their performances, including George Barbier and Obrad Nicolitch. Philippe Petit designed two posters for the dancers, one in 1923 and this one four years later. In a neo-cubist illustration style, with rich and warm touches of color, Petit shows the couple at their most appealing, that is, while dancing. He matches the image with appropriately-designed Art Deco typography.