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Sale 2476 Lot 147
CHARLES LOUPOT (1892-1962) LION NOIR / CIRAGE - CRÈME. 1949.
46x63 inches, 116 3/4x160 cm. Atelier Loupot, Paris.
Condition A: unobtrusive creases in image.
Lion Noir was a shoe polish company that frequently relied on poster advertising to promote their brand. Loupot created for them what can only be considered a printer's tour de force, creating an image using two different kinds of black ink: a matte and a shiny. The deepness of the blacks is quite stunningly accentuated by the lion's white eyes. The yellow stripe within his eyes echoes the company packaging. Zagrodski cites Raymond Gid's enthusiastic response to this poster, "it sold the essential: the black" (Loupot p. 94). Loupot 111, Loupot / Musee de l'Affiche 96, Loupot / Forney 66.
Estimate $30,000 - 40,000Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $35,000