Rare original poster for the Paris - 1925 Exposition
Internationale Des Arts Decoratifs Et Industriels Modernes
designed by Robert Bonfils (1886 - 1972), Imprimerie De
Vaugirard, Paris. Framed (probably in the 1970’s) by John Jones
Frames Ltd in a perspex frame.
Bears a Phillips Auction label where it was bought roughly 30
years ago and has been in a private collection since. P.O.A.
An iconic poster from a landmark exposition
- 60cm x 40cm
- The poster has been well
protected since it was professionally re-framed over 30
Minor creasing to the paper and slight staining but
over all in great condition
- REF Robert Bonfils
Robert Bonfils worked as an illustrator, bookbinder,
painter and decorator and was one of the most active French
artists in the Art Deco period. As such he received the
commission to design one of the four official posters to
advertise the 1925 Parisian exhibition, from which the term
Art Deco was derived. His image, in the style of a woodcut, is
a classical allegory of a young girl frolicking in the woods
with a gazelle. Above them is a stylized rose that was one of
the symbols of the exhibition. This image was also used on the
cover of the exhibition catalogue.