Lot 486: Medée. 1898
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 28 7/8 x 81 1/8 in./73.2 x 206.1 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris In this 2-sheet poster, "Mucha's exquisite design used Medea's arm and the dagger as a giant exclamation point, emphasized by the look of stark horror in her face as she extracts gothic vengeance. It is one of his most powerful posters and an unusual departure from his normal choice of tranquil, sunny scenes (Lendl/Prague, p. 53 ).
Condition Report: B-/ Restored tears, largely near edges. Framed.
Dimensions: 28 7/8 x 81 1/8 in./73.2 x 206.1 cm
Artist or Maker: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)