Paris - 1925. Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, 1925

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Robert Bonfils’s iconic poster, featuring a stylized gazelle and nymph, announces the 1925 international Paris fair, a showcase of avant-garde architecture, industrial design, and decorative art. Besides its presentation of the latest in applied arts, the six-month exhibition helped popularize the term “Art Deco,” coined to describe a modern design style characterized by a streamlined classicism, geometric symmetry, opulent ornamentation, and sleek machine-age materials.

Details
Title
Paris - 1925. Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes
Artist Life
France, 1886 - 1972
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.98.33.43
Provenance
Norwest Corporation, Minneapolis; given to MIA, 1998.
Catalogue Raisonne
Weill 316; Art Deco Graphics p. 2
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