Lot 234: La Revue Blanche. 1894

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October 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
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Description: Artist: PIERRE BONNARD (1867-1947) Size: 24 3/8 x 31 7/8 in./62 x 81 cm Imp. Edw. Ancourt, Paris Bonnard's best-known and most enigmatic poster advertises the monthly La Revue Blanche, published by his close friends the Natansons. The significance of this image eludes us today and seems not to have been all that clear when published. Maindron admitted that he could not understand it, but found that "nonetheless it's quite curious.” Bouvet attempts an analysis: "the strange form [at right] apparently following the young woman, is in fact a man, seen from behind, an opera hat on his head and coat collar turned up, reading the poster for the Revue on the wall” (p. 36). The design itself is quite ahead of its time, creating a geometric pattern out of other posters for the publication, while simultaneously contrasting the sassy pose and voluptuous costume of the female reader against the grisly nature of the street urchin-cum-newsie to her right.
Dimensions: 24 3/8 x 31 7/8 in./62 x 81 cm
Artist or Maker: PIERRE BONNARD (1867-1947)
Medium: Poster
Date: 1894
Condition Report: A.
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