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    Jules Cheret's Musee Grevin (Imp. Chaix, 1889) Exposition Poster (36" X 94"). The Musee de Grevin, a famous Parisian wax museum, had a pavilion at the famed world exposition of 1889. This major event had the newly constructed Eiffel Tower as its centerpiece. To mark their presence, the Musee issued a poster, which features dancers from the French Asian Colonies (now Cambodia, Vietnam, etc.) Perhaps more importantly, it shows a profile of Buffalo Bill in the background above the two dancers. Buffalo Bill's appearance at the Exposition was a huge success and his presence was widely promoted in France. No doubt, a wax figure of him was also prominently on display at the Musee. The poster was designed by Jules Cheret (1836 - 1932), considered the father of the modern poster. During his career he produced over 1000 posters, created modern illustrative lithography and documented the social life of Paris. He is most famous for his swirling image of the dancer Louie Fuller. Very Good/Fine condition on Linen.

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    March, 2005
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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