Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Caudieux at the Petit Casino (Caudieux, Petit Casino) from Le Café Concert. 1893

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Caudieux at the Petit Casino (Caudieux, Petit Casino) from Le Café Concert 1893

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In this portfolio, working with the artist Henri-Gabriel Ibels and the writer Georges Montorgueil, Lautrec created an ode to the café-concert. Montorgueil’s essay argued that the café-concert was not a den of iniquity, but rather a tonic for modern life and a place for people from all walks of life to relax and commune. Lautrec’s images capture a cross-section of people involved in Paris nightlife, from dancers and singers to spectators, staff, and nightclub impresarios including Aristide Bruant.

Gallery label from The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters, July 26, 2014–March 22, 2015
One from a portfolio of twenty-three lithographs (including wrapper front and duplicate on box)
composition (irreg.): 10 5/8 x 8 7/16" (27 x 21.5 cm); sheet: 17 5/16 x 12 5/8" (44 x 32 cm)
L'Estampe Originale, Paris (André Marty)
Edward Ancourt, Paris
The Louis E. Stern Collection
Object number
Le Café Concert
Drawings and Prints

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