Fine Art Giclée Print
Co-created & published by PINEAPPLE GALLERY
Original works Henri de Tolouse-Laurtrec 1892
Following the success of Lautrec’s posters of Aristide Bruant, advertising his performances at two chic Parisian café-concerts the Ambassadeurs and the Eldorado in 1892, the following year Bruant commissioned the artist to create another poster to promote his own cabaret, the Mirliton in Montmartre. Lautrec has reduced his portrait of Bruant almost to abstract forms.
The image is dominated by Bruant’s signature black cloak and hat, he holds the cane that completed his theatrical persona.
Aristide Bruant was a successful singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur who ran a cabaret in the Montmartre quarter of Paris. When he began performing at up-scale café-concerts on the Champs-Élysées, he immediately commissioned Toulouse-Lautrec to market his rough street persona in a manner that would appeal to a bourgeois audience. Seizing on Bruant’s trademark costume of a wide-brimmed hat, cape, and red scarf, Lautrec designed a sparse yet iconic image that promoted both the performer’s career as well as his own.
This fine art print is available in small, medium and large. Either framed or unframed and is printed on Canson Archival Paper using 12 colour ultrachrome inks. It can be shipped globally.
$90.00 – $220.00 inc.GST