Artist: Makoto Saito Japanese
Title: Nouveau Salon des cent, Hommage a Toulouse-Lautrec.
Plate: HL. 77
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 - Makoto Saito
He is active in various fields as a graphic designer, commercial art director, creative director, film director and he is a producer/designer of new products.
His debut as a graphic designer in the early 1980's was sensational. His numerous awards include the Gold Prize, Silver Prize and Special Prize (twice) at The International Poster Biennale in Warsaw, the Gold Prize (five times) and the Silver Prize at The Art Directors Club International Ex-hibition in New York, Grand Prize at Lahti International Poster Biennale, Silver Prize and Bronze Prize at International Biennale of The Poster in Mexico Gold Prize (three consecutive times), Bronze Prize (three times) at The International Poster Triennial in Toyama and Grand Prizes at other leading poster exhibitions such as in France and Colorado.
Mr. Saito received the Grand Prize at the Tokyo Art Directors Club and the Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum for which he has featured in a Time magazine article. He gained a reputation as a result of his lecture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art under the title 'Design Lecture Series'.
His posters are included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Victoria & Albert Museum London and in also 20 other museums in such locations as Chicago, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, and Tokyo.
He also lectures frequently at both local and international institutions in the United States, France, Netherlands, Poland, Australia and Hong Kong.
In addition, Mr. Saito gave a presentation at the AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) conference in Zurich, Switzerland and he was private exhibited and lectured at Huntinqton Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston,.