Lot 68 Leonetto Cappiello (1875- 1942)
NITROLIAN - SEC AUSSITOT PEINT, 1929 [CAPPIELLO / RENNERT, 470]
French

Colour lithographic poster; signed and dated 1929 in the plate lower right. Published by Les Nouvelles Affiches Cappiello, 32 Rue Beaujon, Paris

63.0" / 160.0cm (height) x 47.2" / 120.0cm (width)


Est. $3000/4000
Realised: $10800
Auction Date: 10/06/2016


Note: Cappiello is considered to be one of the greatest poster artists of all time. This vintage poster, considered to be Cappiello’s most iconic poster designs, was created as an advertisement for the Nitrolian paint company to show how rapidly their paint dries. Portraying himself as the painter, with cigar in hand, he holds a can of paint decorated with a mirror image of the scene, as a woman in white descends the stairs as quickly as he paints each step without getting a spot on her.


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