Artist: Per Arnoldi
Print: Offset lithography
Dimensions: 27.6 x 39.4 in (70 x 100 cm)
Condition: Very good condition - minor signs of handling and a tear in the top - please see the pictures.
A great and modernistic poster encouraging people to visit the legendary Montmartre Jazz Club in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Montmartre first opened its doors 1959 and throughout its history famous musicians like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Oscar Peterson, Nancy Wilson, Betty Carter, Tower of Power and James Brown performed in the venue. Some of them even moved to Copenhagen just be near the club. Montmartre closed its doors in 1989 only to re-open again in 2010. Today the venue regained its former high-end international music profile.
According to a book where the poster poster is featured, the poster depicts a guitar that dances to the sound of jazz made in a cubist oriented style.
The poster is designed by the Danish artist Per Arnoldi who is a self-taught, world-renowned modernist artist. He is particularly known for his posters and considered one of Denmark's most important poster artists. He is known for a tight and easily recognizable form and color language. As a painter, Per Arnoldi always uses primary colors (red/yellow/blue) on a bed of white - just like on this very poster.
Arnoldi is represented in a number of well known museums in the world including Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Museum of Modern Art in Toyama and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
This poster is a great contribution to the modernist legacy that (without a doubt) will spice up any wall it is hanged on. The poster is extremely hard to find so if you find yourself in the need of something quite unique - you came to the right place.
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