- 39 1/4 x 27 1/2 inches
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In 1935, Cassandre designed this image for Nicolas, the wine merchant, which was never published. In 1984, the image was repurposed by Willi’s Wine Bar and issued as their first poster. This is one of the copies from the first printing which was printed under the supervision of Henri Mouron, Cassandre’s son. Affiches Art Deco p. 45 (var).
Before the lettering. Signed and numbered by the artist, 96/100.
An image as succulent as it is well executed. For the Wilhelm Mozer delicatessen and food store, Hohlwein has created an overloaded table of delectable comestibles; a red lobster, red roses, oranges, lemons, champagne and brandy against a dark purple background. The table is so bountifully laden that, like a cornucopia, it runneth over, and Hohlwein captures this sense of plenty by having the food actually extend past the boundaries of the borders as if there weren’t enough room to hold it all.
This poster was on permanent display in the old MOMA.