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Lot 110: POSTER: ROGER DE VALERIO (1896-1951) LONDRES /
MODERNIST POSTERSPlatinum House
May 7, 2007
New York, NY, USA
ROGER DE VALERIO (1896-1951) LONDRES / PARIS / SOUTHERN RY.
39 1/2x24 1/2 inches. Devambez, Paris.
Condition B+: pinholes and wrinkles in margins and corners; minor loss in lower left corner. Paper.
This striking design is another example of the impressive creativity and Modernism at De Valerio''s fingertips. The image is constructed along the diagonal. The sophisticated and stylized typography is compellingly arranged to run parallel and perpendicular to the main image. At the center is the ingenious usage of train carriages and boats to help visualize the six services per day that ran between London and Paris. With its near geometric symmetry and its sublime use of typography and imagery, it is a brilliantly executed and rare poster.
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