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Poster (La Maison Moderne) (Primary Title) La Maison Moderne (Former Title)
Meier-Graefe’s gallery, La Maison Moderne, opened in 1899 and placed itself at
the forefront of the French Art Nouveau movement. The salon sold works by master
craftsmen and emerging artists, including the Italian-born illustrator and
designer Manuel Orazi. In this advertisement for the gallery, Orazi depicted a
fashionable woman wearing jewelry that he designed. Behind her, a case displays
a selection of decorative objects by La Maison Moderne’s various artists.
Inscribed (lower left): artist's monogram
Marked (middle, right): AFFICHES ARTISTIQUES/ J. MINOT / 34, RUE DES MARTYRS/ PARIS
Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund
Identical example displayed at the Exposition Universelle (World's Fair), Paris, 1900
L'Art décoratif, January, 1901, Vol. 3, No. 28, p. 180
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