Modern Masters Poster Lithographs by Fernand Mourlot (1959)
January 19th, 2018 — All Original Lithographs Reduced 75%!
Today, visually arresting posters often herald a must-see exhibition or play. Yet it wasn’t always so. While art-nouveau posters emerged in the late 19th century – Alphonse Mucha’s lithographic poster advertising Sarah Bernhardt in Gismonda appeared on Parisian streets in 1895 – the genre didn't truly gather speed until Atelier Mourlot switched production to art lithographic printing. And it took off in style when the atelier founder’s grandson Fernand Mourlot invited Paris-based artists to create eye-catching lithographs for use as exhibition posters. Naturally, it helped that the artists of the day included Braque, Calder, Chagall, Dufy, Léger, Matisse, Miró and Picasso.
This collection is the premier group of lithographs capturing those exhibition posters, each of which are from 1959, from the Mourlot studio.
This collection of original lithographs comes from the beautifully created survey of one hundred and two post-war exhibition posters produced in 1959, by the Mourlot Studio. Included in this collection are lithographs by Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Raoul Dufy, Fernand Leger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, and Pablo Picasso. These exact lithographs have been traditionally offered by galleries for the art collector at a price point that is more affordable than the original large format original lithographs usually found only via Sotheby's, Christies, and other international auction houses.