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    Sale 2510 | Lot 97
    Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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    • Sale 2510 Lot 97

      FRANCIS BERNARD (1900-1979) VISITEZ LE MAROC. Circa 1933.
      39 3/4x24 1/4 inches, 99 3/4x61 1/2 cm. Paul Martial, Paris.
      Condition B+: repaired tears and overpainting at edges into image, slight separation from backing.
      Francis Bernard was a member of the U.A.M. (Union des Artistes Modernes), along with A.M. Cassandre, Jean Carlu, Charles Loupot and Paul Colin. Although he is the least-known of the five, he was, in fact, the pioneer of photomontage in France and the first of the group to work as a full-time art director for the printer Paul Martial. This poster advertising boat trips to Morocco shows how he began to insert photography into his bold and powerful graphic designs. He also liberally used airbrushing and bold typography to help create this, one of the rare modernist travel posters of the period. rare. This is third time this image has come up for auction. Orientalist p. 31, The Poster p. 192 (var).

      Estimate $2,000 - 3,000