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Lot 205: La Loïe Fuller / Aux Folies Bergère. 1892
30 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: BAC (Ferdinand Bach, 1859-1952) Size: 42 x 58 1/2 in./106.5 x 148.8 cm Imp. Lemercier, Paris This is the poster for Loïe Fuller's inaugural Paris performance, opening November 5, 1892, at the Folies-Bergère. "Paris had never experienced anything quite like the Loïe craze that followed. Throughout the 1892-93 season she attracted unheard-of-crowds to the Folies-Bergère. She enthralled not only its usual patrons but many others who seldom if ever had been inside such a lowbrow music hall. In doing so, she helped to transform the Folies-Bergère, giving it a new respectably, and she made herself one of the city's top celebrities" (Loïe Fuller/Current, p. 50). (dance, loie fuller)
Condition Report: B-/ Partially recreated margins; slight tears, primarily at folds.
Dimensions: 42 x 58 1/2 in./106.5 x 148.8 cm
Artist or Maker: BAC (Ferdinand Bach, 1859-1952)