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    Sale 2476 | Lot 115
    Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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    • Sale 2476 Lot 115

      DESIGNER UNKNOWN RICO'S CREOLE BAND / "LA VOIX DE SON MAÎTRE." Circa 1935.
      63x47 1/4 inches, 160x120 cm.
      Condition B: replaced upper right corner; restored losses, extensive repaired tears, creases, abrasions and overpainting in margins and image.
      Filberto Rico was born in Cuba in 1910 and performed in Copenhagen and Paris before forming his own band in Paris in 1930. He was instrumental in introducing rumba and conga to the French public, frequently playing at La Coupole in Montparnasse. He left Paris in the midst of the war in 1941, but returned in the late 1940s to pick up his career where he left off. This rare poster for one of his albums shows him playing the flute (he was also an alto saxophonist), surrounded by sensuously-dancing maidens, one of whom has a castanet preserving her modesty.

      Estimate $1,000 - 1,500


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