Bernard Villemot (1911 - 1989)

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Title:
Orangina - Horiztonal
Size:
23" x 17.5"
Medium:
Offset
Price:
$495
INV. #:
8727
 
Orangina by Bernard Villemot (1911-1989)
Original; Orangina linen backed. Horizontal format. One of dozens of designs Villemot created for Orangina, here a curvaceous sunbather -- reminiscent of one of Matisse’s nudes -- is about to enjoy a seaside sip of the beverage, the orange-peel motif echoed throughout her swimming costume. This is the small format version of the poster.

Bernard Villemot is the finest French posterist of the past thirty years. Although the widespread use of photo lithography and the reduced role of the poster resulted in fewer distinguished posters since World War II, Villemot has been a notable exception. Bernard Villemot is the finest French posterist of the past thirty years. Although the widespread use of photo lithography and the reduced role of the poster resulted in fewer distinguished posters since World War II, Villemot has been a notable exception.

Colorful, clever and cheerful, Villemot's posters have been one of the joys of visiting Paris the last few years. Villemot's strenth lies in his ability to reduce all messages to simple lines and bold colors, combined with an engaging and irresistible charm.

This is an Original Vintage Orangina Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition.
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