Lot 48: Clément. ca. 1900
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: ARTHUR FOACHE (1871-1967) Size: 39 1/2 x 55 in./100.2 x 139.8 cm Imp. Bourgerie, Paris With a lifelong love of cycling, Adolphe Clément opened his first bicycle manufacturing business in 1878, complete with a repair shop and cycling school. By 1890, his small, local business had become the most popular bicycle brand in France. As Clément was also a fanatical racer, it seems only fitting that the muse in this poster should be carrying the many laurels won by him and his brand. (bicycle, bike, great art nouveau)
Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears & stains at edges.
Dimensions: 39 1/2 x 55 in./100.2 x 139.8 cm
Artist or Maker: ARTHUR FOACHE (1871-1967)
Date: ca. 1900