Lot 60: La Bicyclette Thomann. ca. 1923
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 59 x 36 1/4 in./149.7 x 92 cm Imp. Alphonse Daude, Paris (not shown) In 1908, brothers Jean and Alphonse Thomann started a bicycle company which, three years later, would be sold to a third party due to a family quarrel. Not one to give up, Alphonse brought the brand back in 1923, reinstating its original mascot of the elephant - shown here to be so desirous of the bike that he'd rip his own trunk off to get one. (bicycle, bike)
Condition Report: B+/ Slight stains at folds; trimmed to image.
Dimensions: 59 x 36 1/4 in./149.7 x 92 cm
Artist or Maker: ANONYMOUS
Date: ca. 1923