Air France - Amerique du Sud, 1946
This stunning poster of a Lockheed Constellation flying into Rio's Guanabara Bay at sunset is one of the finest of the superb Air France advertising series, which began in 1933. It is a dramatic composition, with a wide-angle view taken from behind the airplane. A mesmerizing tapestry of purple, red, green and yellow swirls radiate from the setting sun leading the viewer toward the city twinkling in the distance.
This tour de force design was created by Victor Vasarely, the Hungarian surrealist and graphic designer who left for Paris in 1930. He was the father of an important style, called Op Art, which blossomed at the same time he was working on this poster. His superb design sense and fascination with abstract color and patterning is clearly seen in this highly unique and hard-to-find poster.
24 x 38.5 inches (61 x 98 cm)
| Backed on linen