Musicians and a festival scene with moon in the background; red, blue, yellow, orange, red
Musicians and a festival scene with moon in the background; red, blue, yellow, orange, red

Musee Grevin (before letters), 1900
This is the most famous of several posters Cheret made for the Musee Grevin, a Parisian museum which offered shows to supplement its permanent exhibits. Promoting an artists’ festival, the poster is alive with a sense of magic and mystery as the curtain rises. Out from a moonlit, mist-filled background pour a mime, a beautiful dancer, a man on a mule, and a host of fascinating characters. Musee Grevin is one of the most poetic creations of Cheret, the father of the lithographic poster. Its richness of texture and color is a perfect example of the possibilities of the economical four stone technique which he invented, and how Cheret singlehandedly converted the boulevards of Paris to the “art gallery of the street.”
35'' x 49'' / 89 x 124 cm
Lithograph | Backed on Linen
ID# FRL06398
$3500
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