On Saturday I purchased this beautiful framed poster at a local thrift store.
I paid $10 for it. (This very poster retails for $200 to $300!).
It was printed in limited quantities (1000) back in 1983, but the graphic dates back much earlier.
It was designed in 1935 by artist A.M. Cassandre (real name Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron).
Cassandre worked in Paris and his most prolific years were during the 1920s and 30s.
He was known for his cubist, surrealist style and many of his posters became widely acclaimed.
In the 1930s, the Museum of Modern Art in New York paid a retrospective to his work.
Life took a turn for the worse for Cassandre though.
He joined the French Army during World War II and by the mid-50s he had all but given up on poster art.
Cassandre died in poverty and committed suicide in Paris in 1968.