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The Angel (1983). Romain de Tirtoff, Erté (1892-1990). Serigraph.

In his 70s and 80s, when most people have long retired from their professional careers, the still-svelte Erté was actively working. In the past, he referred to his work as, “…my mother, my wife, my friend, my mistress and my children…” For his prolific contributions to the world of decorative arts, he has been acknowledged as the “Father of Art Deco.”