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FABULOUS ORIGINAL 1960S LARGE FOLIES BERGERE POSTER BY ARTIST ALAIN GOURDON

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A FABULOUS ORIGINAL 1960S LARGE FOLIES BERGERE POSTER BY ARTIST ALAIN GOURDON AKA ASLAN. IT DEPICTS A SEMI CLAD, SEQUINNED SHOWGIRL WITH BABY BLUE BOA AND FEATHERS. SIGNED IN THE PRINT "ASLAN" WITH DETAILS OF THE SHOW WITH ADDRESS "FASTUEUX SPECTACLE DE HELENE MARTINI ET MICHEL GYARMATHY. 32 RUE RICHER 75009 PARIS" FRAMED WITH BLACK WOODEN FRAME WITH GILT INNER EDGE DETAIL AND GLAZED.

MICHEL GYARMATHY CREATED ALL THE COSTUMES AT THIS TIME FOR THE FOLIES BERGERE SHOWS. HELENE MARTINI WAS A DANCER WHO WENT BY THE NAME OF "THE COUNTESS" AND "THE EMPRESS OF THE NIGHT" AND LATER RAN FOLIE BERGERE AND OTHER NIGHT CLUBS IN PARIS AFTER WINNING THREE MILLION FRENCH FRANCS ON THE LOTTERY.

ALAIN GOURDON WAS BORN IN BORDEAUX IN 1930 AND WAS ORIGINALLY A SCULPTURE AND PAINTER WHO WAS NOMINATED OFFICIAL ARMY PAINTER AFTER THE WAR. IN THE EARLY 1950S HE DID MORE ILLUSTRATION WORK FOR WELL KNOWN BRANDS LIKE FIAT, PEUGEOT, RENAULT, THE CASINO DE PARIS, THE CRAZY HORSE SALOON, AND FOLIES BERGERE. HE ILLUSTRATED FOR FOLIES BERGERE BETWEEN 1953 AND 1963

ORIGIN: FRANCE

DATE: 1960S

DIMENSIONS: H 163.5 CM x W 113 CM x D 2 CM

CONDITION: GOOD. WEAR CONSISTENT WITH AGE AND USE.

PRODUCT CODE: ART 461

PLEASE NOTE THAT DELIVERY/SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THIS ITEM.

PURCHASES CAN BE PICKED UP FROM THE GALLERY BY APPOINTMENT OR WE'RE HAPPY TO ARRANGE DELIVERY/SHIPPING.

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