Full size sold for $ 11,500 US
Poster Auctions International, N.Y. May 1999.
"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 14)
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