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Lot 2146 / Posters: Tourism, Winter Sports, Sport, Transportation, Aviation, Food & Beverage, Culture, Typography, Fashion, Accessories, Beauty ProductsDecember 01, 2018 14:00

Lot 2146

Steinlen Théophile Alexandre, 1859-1923 (CH)

Tournée du Chat Noir, 1896

Lithograph printed in colors.
H 1400 mm W 960 mm.

Charles Vernau, Paris

*CHF5'000 / 12'000
*EUR4'500 / 11'000
*USD5'300 / 13'000

Hammer Price: CHF 8'000

Condition: B+. (Frame), not examined out of frame.

Weill 2015, page 124;
Weill 2011, page 52.
Jong/Purvis/Le Coultre 2010, page 28, No. 27;
Van Herk 1995, page 40, No. 8;
Bargiel/Zagrodzki 1986, page 47.

The Parisian cabaret “Le Chat Noir” was opened in the district of Montmartre in 1881 and had already made history by the time of its closure in 1897 after the death of its owner and founder, Rodolphe Salis. The painter and poster designer Théophile Alexandre Steinlen worked with Salis, designing the cabaret’s entrance sign, the “Le Chat Noir” magazine and the legendary poster from 1896 featuring the large black cat. There are a number of versions of this design with varying text; on offer here is the large-format original poster.

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