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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 and illustrations are in the spotlight for the Chrysler's 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, audacious impresarios like Aristide Bruant, and everyday denizens. 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.

Explore belle epoque Paris through the eyes of this keen observer and his extraordinary works on loan from the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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.

These works will be on view March 10–June 18, 2017. Admission is free.

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
(French, 1864–1901)
Jane Avril, 1899
Lithograph, sheet: 22 1/16 x 15 in.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1946
© The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Photograph by Peter Butler
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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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