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    Cocaine (c. 1925). Very Fine+ on Linen. Theatre Poster (47" X 63") René Gaillard Artwork.
    French painter and illustrator René Gaillard lived and worked for most of his life in Montmartre, depicting the colorful scenes and characters of the area. This original theatre advertising poster is Gaillard's marvelous interpretation of the five act play La Splendide by Louis Gouriadec. Titled Cocaine, (a drug that was legal in Paris throughout the 1920s) the stone litho poster features Paris' most iconic elements: a hawking green gargoyle, the saintly Sacre Coeur, and the siren-red windmill of the wickedly decadent Moulin Rouge. Although backed on linen no further restoration has been attempted. The poster shows only a few very minor tears and a couple of pinholes. Heritage has offered another copy of this scarce poster only once before. Very Fine+ on Linen.


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    March, 2019
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
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