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    Sale 2476 | Lot 112
    Price Realized: $10,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2476 Lot 112

      JEAN CARLU (1900-1997) AQUARIUM DE MONACO. 1926.
      42x30 1/4 inches, 106 3/4x76 3/4 cm. Editions d'Art Robert Lang, Paris.
      Condition B+: expertly-repaired tear from bottom edge into central image; minor repaired tears in margins; creases in margins and along vertical and horizontal folds. Matted and framed.
      Jean Carlu was born in France into a family of architects, and had originally planned on entering that profession. However, the loss of his arm at the age of 18 caused him to turn to the world of graphic design. From 1925 to 1930, Carlu was at the peak of his creativity and designed what are still considered to be his best posters. During this period, Carlu's work was influenced by the spatial nuances, angles and abstracted forms of Cubism. This aquatic vision from the depths of the ocean is a true masterpiece of design and lithography. In a hyper-stylized form, Carlu superimposes the shapes of a scorpion fish, a sunfish and an eel to promote the new aquarium in Monaco. Carlu 12, Timeless Images 108, Weill 353, Affices Art Deco p. 31, The Poster 169, Reina Sofia p. 84.

      Estimate $10,000 - 15,000


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $10,000