Type: Art Print
Artist: Theophile Alexandre Steinlen
Frame: Chelsea Black Frame and Polar White Mat
Size: 24 1/4" x 30 1/4"
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Poster advertising an exhibition of the 'Collection du Chat Noir' cabaret at the Hotel Drouot, Paris, May 1898 (color litho).
This giclée print offers beautiful color accuracy on a high-quality paper with its smooth, acid free surface, is a great option for framing. Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed onto the paper’s surface creating natural color transitions.
Theophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859–1923) was a Swiss artist whose posters of cabarets and music hall performers were infused with a warm, intimate style. Initially employed as a textile printer, Steinlen became immersed in the avant-garde world of the Chat Noir Café after moving to Paris’ bohemian Montmartre section. In Paris, he created over 400 Art Nouveau illustrations for local magazines, as well as advertisements and stylized nightclub posters, which often featured the cats that he loved. Steinlen also drew genre scenes of the working class, which depicted everyday Parisian life in a style that was technically proficient and also exhibited great sensitivity toward his subjects.