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Pierre Fix-Masseau
"Exactitude - Etat" Original Vintage Railway Art Deco Poster

1932

$29,900Asking Price

About

In 1928 A.M. Cassandre, the father of the Machine Age poster, hired a talented graduate of the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs to be his assistant. Four years later that assistant, Pierre Fix-Masseau, created his own Art Deco masterpiece for Etat, an early French state railway promoting its on-time performance. This spectacular poster shows a train arriving at the station, its final burst of steam filling the hall. The extreme angle of the train draws the eye down to its tiny locomotive driver signaling his arrival and the station clock behind him. "Exactitude" expresses a timeless state of perfection with every detail beautifully rendered. This is one of our all-time favorite posters, and is especially hard to find in excellent condition like this one.

Details

  • Creator
    Pierre Fix-Masseau (1905 - 1994, French)
  • Creation Year
    1932
  • Dimensions
    Height: 39 in. (99.06 cm)Width: 25 in. (63.5 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Very Fine (A) condition poster, the finest example we have seen in 30 years. Handwritten word in pencil at lower margin. Minimal wear. Backed on linen.
  • Gallery Location
    Boston, MA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: FRC064401stDibs: LU133225590352

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    Ships From: Boston, MA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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