Full size sold for $ 11,500 US
Poster Auctions International, N.Y.
Loie Fuller the "Serpentine" Dance Girl
"Loie Fuller was a magic spectacle in turn-of-the-century
Paris, a dancer with a unique act, simple in conception but dazzling
in execution, in which she draped herself in yards of shimmering,
gauzy fabric and swirled around on the stage illuminated by many-coloured
spotlights. The result was an iridescent phantasmagoria which fascinated
Paris and the rest of Europe for years, made Miss Fuller a major
celebrity, and created a whole school of dancing with emphasis on
visual effects" (Wine Spectator
"This is one of Cheret's finest works and the most successful
of all the many posters created by leading artist everywhere for
this great American star. Her choice of Cheret for her Paris debut
at the Folies Bergere was most fortuitous; he was able to catch
her light and movement show in a manner never realized on paper.
Absolutely everything works well in this classical Cheret"
(Phillips II, 168)