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    Air France Travel Poster (La Général Publicité, Paris, 1962). Poster (24.25" X 39.25") "Paris."
    Artist Pierre Baudouin (1921-1971) made vivid the nighttime splendor of the City of Lights on this Air France travel poster. Potential visitors are treated to an aerial view of the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de l'Étoile, the meeting point of twelve expansive green avenues set off with abundant twinkling white lights, including the famed Champs-Élysées. The silhouette of a jetliner makes its approach in the bottom right against a cobalt sky, red lettering marking the location of the Air France office. Also presented in the November Signature Auction is the 1947 first print of the poster, with a propeller driven Lockheed Constellation airplane at the bottom right instead. There is light writing in pencil on the verso that does not affect the front, right edge wear, and a top right corner bend. Rolled, Very Fine+.


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