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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Vertes Marcel, Le Pays a Mon Gout, The Country to Your Taste, 1921

12 original lithograph prints (other source: 12 copper-plate etchings or aquatint), circa 1921.
450 copies
Sheets are 9x11 (228mm x 305mm), image sizes vary but most are about 5”x7” (127mm x 177mm).

Marcel Vertes (1895-1961) was a Hungarian artist, illustrator & costume designer, probably best known for his stylish & lively murals adorning the walls of NYC’s Carlyle Hotel. He also won two well-deserved Oscars, with Elsa Schiaparalli, for his work on 1952´s Moulin Rouge (for Art Direction and Costume Design). Le Pays a Mon Gout reflects his whimsical style, but with decidedly erotic themes.

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