vintage french posters

‘Le passe-muraille’ a.k.a. ‘Mr. Peek-a-Boo- Felix Labisse illustration detail from the French movie poster for the film, Le Passe Muraille, 1951, directed by Jean Boyer.

A civil servant who can walk through the walls falls in love with a girl and pretends to be a thief. Arrested, he manages to escape, confesses his love and discovers he has lost his gift.

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The Seasons / F. Champenois. 1900. Alphonse Mucha.

Each: 12 x 27 ¼ in./30.5 x 69.2 cm

Of the three “Seasons” sets which Mucha created for Champenois, this is the most introspective: a tour de force, reaching beyond the decorative and into the subconscious. Winter is bundled up, seductive, anticipating; Spring has some serious erotic business in mind. Summer, with her loose blouse and lifted skirt, glances over her shoulder: “no time to waste.” Autumn arrives, dripping in Byzantine majesty. This is the Champenois variant on silk, three of which are framed on their original display bars.

Available at auction October 22, 2017. Discover more>>>