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L'Affichomania: a passion for French posters

Exhibition June 8 − September 14, 2019
French posters of the turn of the 20th century, designed to keep people in bold colors and seductive images, eventually became collectible works of art.

«L'Affichomania»Presents the works of five innovative artists: Jules Sheret, Eugene Grasset, Theophilus-Alexander Steinlen, Alphonse Mucha and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Thanks to the free press and publication rules provided in 1881 by the Press Freedom Act, along with new developments in the field of commercial printing, tens of thousands of posters were hung on the streets of Paris every year. These large colorful prints were displayed on walls, kiosks, public urinals and promotional trolleys throughout the city.

The exhibition, organized by the Richard H. Driehaus Museum in Chicago, includes about 60 outstanding works of art at the turn of the century.