Artist: Jan van Toorn The Netherlands
Title: Nouveau Salon des cent, Hommage a Toulouse-Lautrec.
Plate: HL. 93
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 - Jan van Toorn
Jan van Toorn -Tiel, The Netherlands, 1932- lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied at the Institute of Arts and Crafts, Amsterdam and has been a designer since 1957.
The emotional charge in Jan van Toorn's designs stems from his interest in investigating visual meaning and the social role of visual communication as opposed to purely practical and aesthetic requirements. His radical teaching and practice were highly influential on the younger generation of Dutch designers. He taught for many years graphic design and visual communication at various academies and universities in the Netherlands an abroad, including Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Technical University, Eindhoven (architecture department) and Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. From 1991 until 1998 he was director of the Jan van Eyck Akademie Maastricht, transforming it into an international postgraduate centre of fine art, design and theory. He his a visiting professor in the graduate programme of Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA. In 1997 he organised 'Design beyond design, critical reflection and the practice of visual communication', a conference devoted to the discrepancy between the sociocultural and symbolic reality of the information-economy.
He is a member of the advisory board of Design Issues and Visible Language. Jan van Toorn is the first recipient of the Piet Zwart Prize, 1985. His work is in the collection of: Stedelijk museum, Amsterdam, Museum of Modern ART, New York, Centre Georges Pompidou (CCI), Paris, and Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris. He is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).