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Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
ZIG (LOUIS GAUDIN, 1882-1936) CASINO DE PARIS / MISTINGUETT / PARIS QUI BRILLE. 1931. 34 1/2x15 1/4 inches, 87 3/4x38 3/4 cm. Central Publicité, Paris. Condition A- / B+: minor foxing in margins; remnants of hinges at edges. One of two posters executed by Zig for Mistinguett's revue "Paris Dazzles" (the other shows the performer, equally bedazzling in jewels, riding two ponies). For this production, which Alain Weill contends was an attempt by Mistinguett to wrench the limelight away from Josephine Baker, the singer "revealed to the Parisian public a series of tableaux . . . Ben Hur's chariot and a circus tournament, a Roman orgy on a turning stage [and] a snow storm on a bridge" (Folies Bergere p. 11)."Efficient and perfectly balanced, this poster is clear proof of Zig's maturity in the beginning of the thirties" (ibid.). This is the smaller format. Folies Bergere 67.