Lot 94: MAURICE LAURO (1878-?). TROUVILLE. 1928. 40x28 inches, 103x72 cm. Devambez, Paris.
October 27, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
MAURICE LAURO (1878-?) TROUVILLE. 1928.
40 1/2x28 1/2 inches, 103x72 1/2 cm. Devambez, Paris.
Condition B / B+: repaired tear at upper edge into central image; repaired tears, restored losses and overpainting in margins and image; light foxing in text; toned.
An engaging Art Deco rendition of a bustling, fashionable day on Trouville's boardwalk, filled with style, beauty, glamour, color and patterns to the point that it "seems to encapsulate the essence of bright young thingery" (Hillier, p. 148). Executed in the manner of the fashionable Art Deco magazines of the era (Lauro was a magazine illustrator who specialized in fashion), this graceful, joyful and elegant celebration of the happy-go-lucky Roaring Twenties speaks to Lauro's mastery of his craft. Trouville / Deauville p. 63, Hillier p. 148 (var), Affiches Art Deco p. 103.