Fine Prints & Photography Online Auction

October 06, 2016

LOT 68

Lot 68

Leonetto Cappiello (1875- 1942)

Leonetto Cappiello (1875- 1942)
Lot 68 Details
Leonetto Cappiello (1875- 1942), French


Colour lithographic poster; signed and dated 1929 in the plate lower right. Published by Les Nouvelles Affiches Cappiello, 32 Rue Beaujon, Paris
63" x 47.2" — 160 x 120 cm.

Estimate $3,000-$4,000

Realised: $10,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Leonetto Cappiello (1875- 1942)
  • Leonetto Cappiello (1875- 1942)

Cappiello is considered to be one of the greatest poster artists of all time. This vintage poster, considered to be Cappiello’s most iconic poster designs, was created as an advertisement for the Nitrolian paint company to show how rapidly their paint dries. Portraying himself as the painter, with cigar in hand, he holds a can of paint decorated with a mirror image of the scene, as a woman in white descends the stairs as quickly as he paints each step without getting a spot on her.


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LOT 68

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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