Etoile du Nord, Pullman, Chemins de Fer du Nord, Compagnie des Wagons-Lits – Vintage poster – A.M. CASSANDRE – 1927 Sold

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Vintage poster Etoile du Nord, Pullman, Chemins de Fer du Nord, Compagnie des Wagons-Lits

A.M. CASSANDRE (Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron)


In 1927, the company of "Wagons-Lits" asked A.M. Cassandre to realise two posters for their night trains, the "Nord Express" and the "Etoile du Nord". On this occasion Cassandre created a pair of avant-gardist posters which rapidly became cubist icons of the 20th Century. These two posters build on perspectives are united by the name of the Railway companies as a frame. On the "Etoile du Nord" the perspective is inversed; the vanishing-point is placed high in the poster, giving an impression of distance and a sensation of the infinite. The eye is immediately captivated by the railway tracks which are pointing towards the North Star. If the poster of the "Nord Express" expresses power and speed, the "Etoile du Nord" is more poetic. Its star on the horizon and its play on the railway points, stimulate our imagination and invite us to far away destinations. This rare Avant-garde poster constitute one of the chef-d’oeuvre of A.M. Cassandre and of the Art Deco period and is sought after by numerous museums and collectors the world over. . . . . . . SOLD


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