Japan (poster signed by Georges Mathieu)
$1750 / ≈ €1645
The set was accompanied by an informative brochure with a short explication by the artist for each poster.
Mathieu wrote about the Japan poster:
"Festivals: last refuge of the creeds.
Multicolored rapture. Violet triumph.
Splendor of the pompous sashes.
Ghost puppets. Teeming miniatures.
Simultaneousness of strange tradition
and familiar modernity.
Extreme refinement, exquisite subtlety:
Aesthetics represent morality.
The USSR and Hong Kong are published separately.
Mathieu finished in 1967 the production of this series of posters for Air France, whose initiative goes to Pierre Sautet, commercial director of Air France.
This unique meeting between Art and advertising led to the presentation of the posters on 26 October, 1967 at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris.
They were a huge success: there were dozens of exhibitions organized in France and around the world.
Georges Mathieu (1921-2012) was a French painter and academician, also known to be the founder of lyrical abstraction, pioneer of Action Painting, performances, dripping, gigantism, speed, and risk, and as the early inspirer of street art.
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