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T.A. Steinlen

Swiss (1859-1923)

Several of Steinlen's posters have become the most famous poster images ever created. He became extremely well known during his life with his contributions to Parisian humour magazines including Le Rire and "Gil Blas."



"The years around the turn of the century in Paris were the great periods of the 'artist-reporter' those painters who found their inspiration in the events of every-day life. One of the very greatest of these was Steinlen. With an eye for movement and gesture, with the ability to translate the scenes of the cafes, bars and street corners into pictorial composition, in his drawings he created a pattern of expressive shape, swift shading and telling details of facial expression which is redolent with the whole atmosphere of the period. Much of his strength and effectiveness of his work derives from the fact that, like Daumier, he was able to combine a clear sense of style with humour and social understanding " (Weston No.5 1984, 28)

T.A. Steinlen - Poster Gallery
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Just Arrived


Chat Noir
from "Das Moderne Plakat"
PM.09 $3000.00 Extremely Rare

"That darn cat is at it again in the promotional service of the Chat Noir cabaret.
The design was no doubt meant as a satirical comment on Mucha's posters,
with Steinlen's well-travelled cat's long tail replacing the long tresses in Mucha's images
and the halo here having the inscription "Mont-Joye-Montmartre." (Rennert, PAI-XLI 534)



Mothu et Doria
from "Maitre de L'Affiches"
PL.46 printed 1896
$550.00


Full size version sold
in Auction Nov. 2011
$13,200, PAI, NY,



Lait pur Sterilise
from "Maitre de L'Affiches"
PL.95 printed 1897
$2500.00

Full size version sold
in Auction March 2013
$28,800, PAI, NY.



Compagnie
Francais

from "Maitre de L'Affiches"
PL.170 printed 1899
$2700.00

Full size version sold
in Auction March 2004
$23,000. PAI, NY.



Motorcycles
Comiot

from "Maitre de L'Affiches"
PL.190 printed 1899
$2700.00

Full size version sold
in Auction March 2011
$31,200. PAI, NY.



Two Women
from "Maitre de L'Affiches"
Sp.PL.6 printed 1899
$550.00

For many collectors these
unique Special Plates are
more desirable than any
of the regular plates.



Three Women
from "Maitre de L'Affiches"
Sp.PL.10 printed 1899
$550.00


The artist is unencumbered
with a product or service to advertise, and can express
himself more freely.



Le Coupable
from "Maitre de L'Affiches"
PL.134 printed 1898
Sold To Request

Steinlen was keenly attuned
to the social stirrings of the era,
and his drawings always reflect
a sympathy for the poor
and the disadvantaged.




Helle Opera
from "Maitre de L'Affiches"
PL.34 printed 1896
$250.00
Now $175

It's sombre colours and
softness of line, create a
moody image for this
tragic Greek opera.



Mothu et Doria
from "Das Moderne Plakat"
PM.07 printed 1897
$250.00
Now $195

Full size version sold
in Auction Nov. 2011
$13,200, PAI, NY.



Lait pur Sterilise
from "Das Moderne Plakat"
PM.08 printed 1897
$850.00

Full size version sold
in Auction March 2013
$28,800, PAI, NY.
 

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