Oct 02, 2003 - Sale 1978

Sale 1978 - Lot 35

Price Realized: $ 920
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000
SYLVIE. 1928.
63x451/2 inches. H. Chachoin, Paris.
Condition A-: discoloration in left and right margins; unobtrusive horizontal fold.
Sylvie (Louise Sylvain, 1883-1970), was a prominent actress who worked regularly in theaters and in movies. She had one of the longest careers in French show business: her leading role in La Vieille Dame Indigne was her biggest success, earning her the Grand Prix de l'Académie du Cinéma, and she starred in the film when she was 81! This poster may well be the first of the many poster-portraits Colin created using a flat plane and including a shadowy, geometric partition that adds graphic flair and effectiveness to what would otherwise be a straightforward bust portrait. Weill/Rennert no. 67, p. 70.