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Designer: Raymond Savignac, French

Item: HL. 79

Title: Nouveau Salon des cent,
Hommage a Toulouse-Lautrec.

Description: Condition A+ Original poster
from "Nouveau Salon des Cent" portfolio. Limited printing of only 380.
Printed in Paris, 2001.
unbacked, shipped rolled via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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Size: 29 in x 38 1/2 in
  68 x 98cm
Price: Sold


The Portfolio

The "Nouveau Salon des Cent" portfolio consists of a hundred posters created by one hundred of the best graphic designers of our time, from 24 different countries including China, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Zimbabwe, the United-States and most of the European countries, as a tribute to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, for the Centenary of his death, 1901-2001. Initiated by the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum Partners' Club. In cooperation with the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum of Albi. The printing was limited to only 380. The posters have been exhibited in major museums and galleries around the world.

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The Designer - Raymond Savignac

'The poster is a streetwalker. Popular and aristocratic, flower of the cobble or queen of the boarding, the poster offers itself to us as a gift, while ever keeping aloof.'

1907 - Born on November 6, in Paris. His parents, natives of Aveyron, run a restaurant. Studies at Lavoisier School.
1922 - He gives up his studies and begins his career as a draughtsman at the Compagnie des Transports Parisiens (now R.A.T.P.). Evening classes (draughtsmanship). He works as a professional draughtsman, at Lortac's, the pioneer of the promotional cartoon. 1927 - Military service (18 months).
1929 - Works for the advertising company Mirarmar, for Harchard, Metropole. Various odd jobs. Meets Cassandre.
1933 - First poster published by Alliance Graphique: Roquefort Maria Grimal.
1935 - Becomes Cassandre's assistant. Takes part in the exhibition at the Billet-Worms Gallery.
1938 - Cassandre's departure to the States marks the end of their collaboration.
1939 - Mobilisation. 1940 - Back to Paris. 1941 - Meets the advertising executive Robert Guerin who finds him a job at the Consortium Eugene Schueller.
1949 - His poster for the soap Monsavon marks the actual beginning of his career. Joint exhibition with Villemot.
1954 - Trip to the United States. He settles his workshop in Volney street.
1969 - Decor and costumes for 'L'avare' at the Comedie-Franpaise. 1971 - Leaves Volney street and moves to Villa Brune.
1975 - Publishes his autobiography at Laffont's.
1979 - Settles in Trouville-sur-Mer, where he saw the sea for the first time as a child.
1981 - The campaign 'En avant Citroen', ordered by R.S.C.G., restores him to his place in the sphere of advertising.

Today, at the age of 94, when some cultivate the art of being greatgrandparents, Raymond Savignac still designs graphic spoonerisms with vivid colours, marked lines, deceptively childish drawing. More vigorous than ever, his project is a hearty tribute to the verve of the Gascon Lautrec!

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