Suite: The Zodiac
Size: 40' x 30 3/4'
Medium: Original serigraph on paper
Publisher: Wellsart, Ltd.
Printer: Chromacomp, New York
Edition: 76 from the limited edition of 350
Signature: Hand signed by Erte
This piece is from the Zodiac series and is title Scorpio. We are biased, but would say that this is the brightest and cleanest of all the pieces. After framing it you can see how clean and modern this piece looks with that hint of art deco. This piece is strange in a way because it almost comes off as a pop art piece mixed with art deco and probably why we love it as much as we do. This piece looks amazing in person and will look spectacular in any home. The pieces comes with our lifetime authenticity guarantee, gallery certificate of authentication, and our lifetime exchange policy. The piece is listed at best off so you can name your price and includes FREE packaging and shipping.
Erté is perhaps most famous for his elegant fashion designs which capture the art deco period in which he worked. One of his earliest successes was designing apparel for the French dancer Gaby Deslys who died in 1920. His delicate figures and sophisticated, glamorous designs are instantly recognizable, and his ideas and art still influence fashion into the 21st century. His costumes, program designs, and sets were featured in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1923, many productions of the Folies Bergère, and George White's Scandals. On Broadway, the celebrated French chanteuse Irène Bordoni wore Erté's designs.