Artist: Woody Pirtle American
Title: Nouveau Salon des cent, Hommage a Toulouse-Lautrec.
Plate: HL. 72
from "Nouveau Salon des Cent" portfolio. Limited printing of only 380.
Printed in Paris, 2001.
unbacked, shipped rolled via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Sheet Size: 29 in x 38 1/2 in 68 x 98cm
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.
The Designer - Woody Pirtle
Graphic design consultant Woody Pirtle's logos, posters, environmental graphics and corporate communications are often published as some of the best examples of their kind.
He came to Pentagram in 1988 as a partner following ten years of running his own successful practice in Dallas and earlier training at The Richards Group. He studied architecture and fine art at the University of Arkansas.
Woody's identity and publication designs for clients like PrimeCo., United Technologies, Nine West, Northern Telecom, Rizzoli Publishing, Upper and Lower Case, Simpson Paper Company and the Rockefeller Foundation deliver corporate messages with visual elegance and inventiveness. His economical logotypes and witty posters demonstrate a refined graphic sensibility.
His experience in developing sign systems and environmental work includes siqnage, store graphics and packaging for the prototype Champion retail store, site and directional signage for American Airlines Headquarters and Reservations Office in Arlington, Texas (in conjunction with Corgan Assoc. architects), and siqnage and graphics for the Fuji Television Network's new headquarters in Tokyo, the Railroaders Museum in Altoona, Pennsylvania, the Dallas Gallery (Gerald D. Hines Interests, developer), and several Dallas buildings developed by Cadillac Fairview.
As his influential work has continued to set new standards for design excellence, Woody has been appointed to design advisory boards of several corporations and has been consultant to Pantone, IBM and Champion International.
Woody's work has been exhibited worldwide and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, The Danish Poster Museum, the Neue Sammlung Museum in Munich, and the Zurich Poster Museum. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts, is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale, and has served on the board of HOW magazine and the American Institute of Graphic Arts.