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Lot 457: Eugénie Buffet / Ambassadeurs. 1893
30 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: LUCIEN MÉTIVET (1863-1932) Size: 30 3/4 x 47 in./78 x 119.4 cm Imp. Charles Verneau, Paris This image of Eugénie Buffet walking down a snowy street, her hands stuffed into her pockets and eyes burning intensely, is one of the classics of poster art. "This is the earliest of three posters Métivet did for this chanteuse; in all cases, he puts her on ordinary Paris streets in the clothes of a Paris working girl, the persona she projected in her performances (Gold, p. 118).
Condition Report: B+/ Restored tears at edges.
Dimensions: 30 3/4 x 47 in./78 x 119.4 cm
Artist or Maker: LUCIEN MÉTIVET (1863-1932)