After Fernand Léger (1881 – 1955)
lithograph printed by Mourlot
30.5 x 20.5 in. (77 x 52 cm.)
A-; not backed
This original lithographic poster was limited to an edition of 800 and advertises the “Salon des Peintres témoins de leurs temps”, an annual exhibition organized by Isis Kischka. The poster features a 1948 gouache that was part of a series of “cyclists” paintings that Leger worked on.
The poster was produced by Atelier Mourlot, a fine art lithographic printers who, in the early 20th century, invited some of the most celebrated artists of the time to the studio to collaborate on traditional stone lithography. Artists such as Braque, Calder, Chagall, Dufy, Léger, Matisse, Miró and Picasso worked with Mourlot to produce visually striking lithographs that were used as posters to promote the artists’ work or exhibitions and pasted up all over cities. Today, these beautifully lithographed posters make the perfect interior decoration and are collectable works of art in their own right.