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Lot 508: C. S. / Y.W.C.A. 1922
30 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 7 x 11 1/8 in./17.6 x 28.4 cm V. Neubert a Synové, Smíchov "During his Czech period, Mucha did not involve himself in any commercial projects, but produced several posters for various good causes he believed in. This is a prime example of such work, a poster for the Czechoslovak YWCA ... The main purpose of this new branch of the international YWCA was to build a home for unwed mothers and to promote the movement in the newly-founded country" (Lendl/Prague, p. 287). This is the small format version of the design.
Condition Report: A. Framed.
Dimensions: 7 x 11 1/8 in./17.6 x 28.4 cm
Artist or Maker: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)