Artist: Jules Cheret French (1836-1932)
Title: Loie Fuller
Plate: PM. 02
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Plakat Sheet Size: 8 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in 21 cm x 29 cm
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)
"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)