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Original Vintage French Poster "Bal Tabarin" by Grun 1904 - Rare Version

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SKU: 78641
Artist/Maker: Jules-Alexandre Grun (1868-1938)
Year: 1904
Medium/Material: Linen backed
Condition: B+ / See description. (Determining Condition)
Height: 119cm  (46.85in.) Width: 79cm (31.1in.)

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Original Vintage French Poster "Bal Tabarin" by Grun 1904 - Rare Version

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Bal Tabarin was the expansion of the Tabarin restaurant, that was opened in early 1900's at the corner of Rue Victor Masse an Rue Pigalle. It was a partnership with Bosc, the popular conductor of the Moulin de la Galette. The mustached, bespectacled old reveler and his "petite femme" dressed in red on his arm, are typical characters in Grun posters. The poster has another version were instaed of the figure on the left, a black boy was portrayed. According to some rumors the other version was censored and replaced by this version of the poster. The poster appears on page 41 of the book "Grun Posters" by Alain Weill, Israel Perry. Published by Queen Art Publishers. Condition: B+ / Some tears and a bit of paper at the upper right corner were restored, folds. Jules-Alexandre Grun (25 May 1868 – 15 February 1934) was a French post-impressionist painter, poster artist, and illustrator. Grun's best known painting is called The Dinner Party, produced in 1911. It was, however, in the fields of poster art and illustration art, for which he was famous. He was employed at a large printing company in Paris and his artistic director was Jules Cheret. Cheret was also his main competitor in poster art. (Wiki)

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