Nice, Travail & Joie

In stock

£1,800.00

Nice, Travail & Joie

£1,800.00

In stock

Additional information

Artist

After Henri Matisse (1869 – 954)

Date

1948

Medium

lithograph printed by Mourlot

Size

39 x 25 in. (99 x 64 cm.)

Condition

A; not backed

Description

In the 1960’s, President Charles de Gaulle, in the act of promoting France and French culture, appointed Andre Malraux as the Minister of Cultural Affairs. Malraux, who was a novelist and an art historian as well as a fervent supporter of de Gaulle, commissioned a series of lithographic posters by well known artists to promote French culture around the world.

Many of the artists, if not French themselves, were active in France. Most of the artists (or the artist’s estates) agreed to have the best lithographers (mostly Charles Sorlier and Henri Deschamps) make faithful lithographic copies of their paintings.

These lithographic posters were produced by the world-renowned lithographic printers – Mourlot of Paris.

This poster which promoted travel to Nice would have been displayed in an international tourist office and then torn down and replaced.  A few of the posters found their way into the hands of early collectors who realized their potential worth.

*Please note that this poster is also available framed.

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