May 10, 2016 - Sale 2414

Sale 2414 - Lot 231

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000
58 3/4x39 inches, 149 1/2x99 cm. Bedos & Cie, Paris.
Condition B+ / A-: minor creases and repaired tears in margins; creases along vertical and horizontal folds.
Although he was active as a poster designer throughout his life, Raymond Gid was also known as a book designer and a master French typographer. In the 1930s, Gid was involved in ethnography, and as a member of the "Society of French Explorers," he took part in a four month mission to Northern Canada to study the indigenous peoples. Soon after, he designed several posters for the Ethnographic Museum in Paris. Fittingly, in 1953, he was called to design this poster for dance performances by the Crow Nation of the Rocky Mountains - incorporating typography on a black background, with the figure of a chief, characterized only by the outlines of his feathered headdress and a tomahawk. rare. Raymond Gid p. 103.