P?pa Bonaf?(112 views)
Description: 1928 COLOR LITHOGRAPH, one of Carlu’s most celebrated posters. A classic Art Deco poster, showing cubist influences, by Jean Carlu, one of the early twentieth-century?s preeminent poster designers. On his famous image of the comedienne P??pa Bonaf??, Carlu explained: "The P??pa Bonaf?? agent asked me to create a poster but I was not, like Loupot, a posterist of women. I did not feel comfortable. However, by stylizing her profile, I immediately caught the resemblance. P??pa Bonaf?? did not look her best, but she understood that this poster on walls would be excellent publicity... I combined curves and straight lines so that I could associate the mask of joy with the mask of sadness.? Paris: Marcel Picard, 1928. 22 ?? x14 ?? in, 570x370mm. Linen backed. Clean folds, otherwise fine.
Artist or Maker: Carlu, Jean