Lush, full-color reproductions of 56 dazzlingly inventive silkscreens reflect the richness of color and sensuous theatricality which have become Erte's trademark. Exquisite visions of The Seven Deadly Sins, The Four Emotions, The Zodiac, At the Theatre, and more will delight enthusiasts and win new admirers for the legendary designer. Preface. 56 full-color illustrations.
The Russian-born, Paris-bred artist Erte (Romain de Tirtoff, 1892-1990) is recognized as one of the foremost fashion and theatrical designers of the 20th century. In 1968, when he produced his first lithographs, art lovers discovered that he had found another medium suited to his extraordinary talents.