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    Sale 2133 | Lot 22
    Price Realized: $1,200With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2133 Lot 22

      22 x 16 inches. Affiches-Camis, Paris.
      Condition B+: wrinkles and creases at edges; pinholes in corners. Matted and framed.
      Guillaume was a prolific illustrator and humorist who did work for magazines, books and almanacs. He was also a painter and a poster designer. Working for the big Parisian printer Camis (along with Francisco Tamagno and Georges Meunier) he designed a string of very successful posters for commercial goods. He also did a lot of advertising for music hall stars, and Gigolette is his best image within this field. He depicts a tantalizing blonde sitting on a table, smoking and drinking absinthe. Gigolette, a female version of gigolo, was a café-concert show about a rough and tumble young woman, and she exudes "bad girl" danger, attitude and allure in every respect. Guillaume places her against a dark amorphous background composed of patrons attending this evening of outdoor entertainment in a poor Parisian suburb, in a manner identical to that used by Toulouse-Lautrec three years earlier in his seminal poster Moulin Rouge. DFP II 452, Maitres 30, Maindron 6.
      Estimate $800-1,200

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,200