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French Moai Poster - 1930
ikitnrev
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Joined: Jul 27, 2002
Posts: 1313
From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2012-11-27 6:43 pm   Permalink

I recently came across this cool poster. The poster artist is Paul Colin, who lived in France from 1892 to 1985. Colin is most famous for his work with the Revue Negre, which helped launch the career of dancer Joesephine Baker - Colin and Baker were lovers.

The Musée d'Ethnographie du Trocadéro was the first anthropological museum in Paris, founded in 1878 and closed in 1935. Many artists, most famously Picasso, visited this museum and were influenced by its 'primitive' art.

Colin's posters are highly collectible. An original copy of this poster sold for $6000 at a recent Christie's Auction




 
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Tattoo
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Joined: Sep 24, 2005
Posts: 217
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2012-11-27 8:52 pm   Permalink

Wow!!!! That's amazing and how cool. I've always been enchanted by the Moai and what a great take on it in this poster. Really wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

 
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