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Mar 10, 2017. - Jun 18, 2017.

The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec

Prints and Posters from The Museum of Modern Art

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, (French, 1864–1901), La Troupe de Mademoiselle Eglantine (Mademoiselle Eglantine's Troupe), 1896. Lithograph, sheet: 24 1/4 x 31 1/4 in., The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1940. © The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photograph by Thomas Griesel. Click image to enlarge.

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, (French, 1864–1901), Aristide Bruant dans son cabaret (Aristide Bruant in His Cabaret), 1893. Lithograph, sheet: 53 9/16 x 37 15/16 in., The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Emilio Sanchez, 1961. © The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photograph by Thomas Griesel. Click image to enlarge.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's radical, bold, and often outrageous posters share the spotlight with his sketches and illustrations in our Spring keynote exhibition.

One of Paris' key post-Impressionist artists, Toulouse-Lautrec frequented the city's many entertainment establishments, including the popular Moulin Rouge.

He was commissioned to produce posters promoting new Cafe-Concerts, groundbreaking performers like Jane Avril, and audacious impresarios like Aristide Bruant. Like many Parisian artists Toulouse-Lautrec drew inspiration from the Japanese prints being exported to Europe, which offered new ways of looking at the world, and a selection of these works are on display in a companion exhibition.

The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters from The Museum of Modern Art is organized by Sarah Suzuki, Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

This exhibition is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. For more information, see our press release or these features from the Daily Press, Virginian-Pilot, or WVEC.

A companion exhibition inside these gallery walls looks at what inspired the French artists of this age. Click here for more on Inspiring Impressionism: Japanese Prints in the Chrysler Collection.

All works here are on view through June 18, 2017. Admission is free.

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
(French, 1864–1901)
Jane Avril, 1893
Lithograph, sheet: 49 5/8 x 36 1/8 in.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
© The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Photograph by Thomas Griesel
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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
(French, 1864–1901)
Divan Japonais,1893
Lithograph, sheet: 31 15/16 x 24 1/2 in.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund, 1949
© The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Photograph by Thomas Griesel
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