27 October 2016, 13:30 EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 58: MARC (DATES UNKNOWN). ALGERIA VIA PORT - VENDRES. 1931. 39x24 inches, 100x62 cm. Chaix, Paris.(78 views)
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MARC (DATES UNKNOWN) ALGERIA VIA PORT - VENDRES. 1931.
39 1/2x24 1/4 inches, 100 1/4x62 1/4 cm. Chaix, Paris.
Condition A- / B+: scratch and minor restoration in upper right corner; slight discoloration in margins.
The minaret of the Great Mosque of Tlemcen is depicted in searing desert oranges. In a style commensurate with other French posters advertising travel to North Africa, Marc's image is infused with the exotic architecture, people and climate of Algeria. Not in Orientalist.