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‘La Route Bleu' by A. M. Cassandre, 1929


The machine age is exemplified in this 1929 masterpiece of poster art by Cassandre. This striking composition was a commission for the smart French-run express autobus service, routed from London via Paris to the Riviera. The spacing between the trees conjures up the window panes of the Autocars de Luxe.

Mounted on conservation-grade linen with an acid-free window mount and black oak hardwood frame and glazed with UV resistant Plexiglas.

Overall size: 51 x 39 inches (130 x 100 cm).

Cassandre was the nom de course of Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron (1901-1968), who claimed he was given the name by an art dealer in 1922. The artist Fernand Leger once said that Cassandre was undoubtedly the one who ‘renovated the ‘art’ of wall posters’ and his eye captured the speed and dynamism of the machine age to perfection. A friend of Dali, de Chirico and Balthus, there was never any compromise in the standard of the richly diverse compositions from the star of the golden age of the poster.

Price Code: £££££

Reference: 4818

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