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Erté Art

Russian, 1892-1990

Born Romain de Tirtoff (1892–1990) in St. Petersburg, Russia, to an aristocratic family, the artist known as Erté — a pseudonym derived from the French pronunciation of his initials — was a Renaissance man of the art and design world. He worked in graphic arts, interior design, fashion, jewelry and set design for the stage and silver screen, becoming a leader of the Art Deco style.

Moving to Paris in 1912, Erté worked as a fashion designer under couturier Paul Poiret before securing a job with Harper’s Bazaar as a cover artist. Over 22 years, Erté created more than 240 magazine covers alongside his ongoing work in fashion design.

Extending his prolific career into theater sets, costumes, prints and lithographs, Erté became one of the most famous artists of the era. His style — a combination of the nature-inspired flourishes of Art Nouveau and bold, geometric linework — directly contributed to the birth of Art Deco, earning him the nickname “the Father of Art Deco.”

After a lull of creative production in the 1940s and 1950s, Erté reentered the public eye in the 1960s, when a renewed interest in Art Deco had taken shape.

Creating colorful lithographs, bold serigraphs (silk-screen prints) and bronze sculptures, he contributed to a resurgence of the style in France and beyond. This late-life acclaim for his art led to exhibitions in museums and galleries all over the world as well as his first published monograph in 1970. That same year he was awarded the title of Chevalier du Mérite Artistique et Cultural and in 1976 was named Officier des Arts et Lettres by the French government.

Today, Erté’s works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and LACMA in Los Angeles.

On 1stDibs, browse a collection of Erté art, including fine art prints, paintings and other works.

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Artist: Erté
Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) - Manhattan Mary IV: serigraph Broadway musical
By Erté
Located in London, GB
Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) (1892-1990) 'Manhattan Mary IV' Serigraph (Silk screen print) (Artist's Proof IL/L) Signed in pencil 70 x 56cm (sheet) 41.5 x 3...
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1920s Modern Erté Art

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Screen

APHRODITE
By Erté
Located in Aventura, FL
Original off set lithograph (poster) in colors on paper. Sheet size 30 x 24 inches. Artwork is in excellent condition.
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1980s Art Deco Erté Art

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Paper, Offset

Love's Enchantment Limited edition silver, gold and onyx pearl & diamond brooch
By Erté
Located in New York, NY
Erte Love's Enchantment, ca. 1980 Sterling silver brooch with 14K gold, onyx background and mother of pearl woman's head set with (4) full cut round brilliant diamonds 1 1/2 in diam...
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1980s Art Deco Erté Art

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Metal, Gold, Silver

Ermine Brocade, 1987
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Ermine Brocade is an expertly crafted, embossed serigraph on black paper with foil stamping and an image size of 27 x 25 inches. From the edition of 580, the art is numbered 24/300 a...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Screen, Paper

Demi Mondaine à la Mode, 1911
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
'Demi mondaine à la Mode is a very early drawing by Erté, pencil on card, approximately 6.25 x 4.75 inches and framed in a classic, gold-tone frame. Signed i...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Paper, Pencil

Lyre, 1990
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Lyre is an expertly crafted, embossed serigraph on black paper with foil stamping and an image size of 28.5 x 23.5 inches. From the edition of 650, the art is numbered 161/300 and es...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Screen, Paper

Copacabana
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Copacabana presents Erté's vision of fantasy, splendor, and femininity in a statuesque model wearing a cabaret costume. The gown is noted for its luxuriant richness and design. Softe...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Roaring Twenties
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Erté is largely credited with creating the look of the Jazz Age. The 'Roaring Twenties' is a phrase used to describe the 1920s, principally in North America, but also in London and P...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Troisemmè Dame, 1919
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Troisemmè Dame from 1919 is a gouache painting on paper, 12 x 9.5 inches, framed in a custom, closed-corner, Art Deco frame to 20.25 x 18 inches. Signed recto 'Erté' mid lower right ...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Paper, Gouache

Untitled Fashion Design, 1920
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Untitled (Fashion Design) was created for Harper's Bazar and appeared in the February, 1920 edition of the magazine. This is a gouache painting on tissue paper measuring approximately 10 x 6.5 inches and framed in a custom, closed-corner Art Deco...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Paper, Gouache

Daydream, 1986
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Daydream is an expertly crafted, embossed serigraph on paper with foil stamping and an image size of 11.5 x 25.5 inches. From the edition of 418, the art is numbered 83/300 and signe...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Screen, Paper

La Pendule (Au Réveil de Passé), 1923
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
La Pendule from Au Réveil de Passé was created in 1923 and is a gouache on paper measuring approximately 15 x 10.75 inches and framed in a custom, closed-corner Art Deco...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Paper, Gouache

Les Rois des Lègendes, Costume pour femme ésclave, 1919
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Les Rois des Lègendes, Costume pour femme ésclave from 1919 is a gouache painting on black paper, 10.75 x 9 inches, framed in a custom, closed-corner, Art Deco frame, 24 x 20 inches....
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Paper, Gouache

American Millionairess
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
The inspiration for this sculpture comes from Erté's original costume design entitled "Texas," for the 1917 New York stage production of "The American Millionaires." This spectacular...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Faubourg St. Honoré
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
The Rue Faubourg St. Honoré is a famous street in Paris's 8th District. While narrow compared to the Champs Elysées, it is considered the capital of Haute Couture due to the presence...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Martha, Act I (Chicago Opera), 1925
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Martha, Act I (Chicago Opera) from 1925 is a gouache on paper measuring approximately 9 x 7 inches and framed in a custom, closed-corner frame. Signed recto 'Erté' mid-right and stamped with Erte's Villa Excelsior block stamp and 'Composition originale' verso. Annotated in fountain pen verso 'No 659 Martha I acte Pour Madame Ganna Walska...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Paper, Gouache

Demeter (Les Idoles, Folies Bergère), 1924
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Déméter from Les Idoles, Folies Bergère was created in 1924 and is a gouache on paper measuring approximately 14.75 x 10.5 inches. Framed in a custom, closed-corner Art Deco...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Paper, Gouache

The Treasures of Indo-China, 1922
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
The Treasures of Indo-China, created in 1922, is a gouache on paper, 15 x 11.25 inches and framed in a custom, closed-corner Art Deco frame. Signed rec...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Paper, Gouache

Mermaid
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Whether in the draping of a silk gown worn by an opera diva, or in the sparkle of an intricately beaded headdress worn by a woman of society, Erté had an exceptionally acute visual memory of every detail of his early design creations. It was no wonder then that his fashion designs were so adeptly applied to the sculpture format. In Mermaid, we have a fine example of how Erté carried the technical possibilities of the sculpture medium to a new level. This attention to detail added to his legend as one of the Twentieth Century’s foremost artist-designers, with work represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Paris Opera House, the Smithsonian Institution and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Through Mermaid, Erté takes us beyond the female form by choosing the intriguing legendary sea creature whose upper body is that of a woman, and whose lower body is that of an aquatic creature. In quintessential Erté style...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Optimism and Pessimism, 1927 (Harper's Bazar Cover - May 1929)
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Optimism and Pessimism, created in 1927, was the cover design for Harper's Bazar in May 1929. This is a gouache painting on board, signed recto 'Erté' lower right in the image, and f...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Paper, Gouache

Chinchilla Sleeves
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Chinchilla Sleeves is based on a 1924 fashion design for Harper's Bazaar that showcased Erté's stunning new wraps and gowns for the upcoming season. A velvet gown edged with chinchil...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

On the Avenue
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
On the Avenue was created originally as a gouache and presents a female figure wearing a typical 1920's flapper outfit. During the 1920s, fashion for young women focused less on the ...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Le Roi Yvetot, 1919 (no. 227)
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Le Roi Yvetot (no. 227) from 1919 is a gouache painting on tissue paper mounted on board. The image size is 9.25 x 6 inches, framed in a gold-tone frame, 22.5 x 19 inches. Signed recto 'Erté' lower right, in the image and annotated verso, 'Les Rois des Lègendes, No 8, Le Roi Yvetot 227'. Erte name and 'Composition originale' stamps verso. Le Roi Yvetot is a design by Erte for the 1919 theater production of Les Rois des Lègendes. The King of Yvetot William Makepeace Thackeray: 1811 –1863 There was a king of Yvetot, Of whom renown hath little said, Who let all thoughts of glory go, And dawdled half his days a-bed; And every night, as night came round, By Jenny, with a nightcap crowned, Slept very sound: Sing ho, ho, ho! and he, he, he! That's the kind of king for me. And every day it came to pass, That four lusty meals made he; And, step by step, upon an ass, Rode abroad, his realms to see; And wherever he did stir, What think you was his escort, sir? Why, an old cur. Sing ho, ho, ho! and he, he, he! If e'er he went into excess, 'Twas from a somewhat lively thirst; But he who would his subjects bless, Odd's fish!—must wet his whistle first; And sofrom every cask they got, Our king did to himself allot, At least a pot. Sing ho, ho, ho! and he, he, he! To all the ladies of the land, A courteous king, and kind, was he; The reason why you'll understand, They named him Pater Patriae. Each year he called his fighting men, And marched a...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Paper, Gouache

Sisters
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Sisters was inspired by a gouache painting from 1921 entitled 'Les baisers pervers ou la brune et la blonde' and is a wonderful example of an invention of Erté's from the early 1920s...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Rigoletto, Erté
By Erté
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Erte, Romain de Tirtoff (1892-1990) Title: Rigoletto Year: 1988 Medium: Bronze Edition: 145/375 Size: 19.75 x 18.13 x 5.75 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Incised wi...
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1980s Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Cabaret
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Cabaret, so evocative of cabaret-style shows, was a costume design for a 1940 production entitled 'Dream Waltz' by Oscar Strauss, based on a novella from 1905 by Hans Müller-Einingen...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

An Evening in 1922, Erté
By Erté
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Erte, Romain de Tirtoff (1892-1990) Title: An Evening in 1922 Year: 1982 Medium: Bronze Edition: 61/250 Numbered, 12 AP, 9 HC Size: 17 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription...
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1980s Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Elegance, Erté
By Erté
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Erte, Romain de Tirtoff (1892-1990) Title: Elegance Year: 1982 Medium: Bronze Edition: 100/250 Numbered, 12 AP, 9 HC Size: 15 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Incised...
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1980s Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

The Wave
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Originally executed as a fashion illustration for Harper's Bazaar, The Wave presents an anthropomorphic vision of feminine beauty borne from the sea while paying homage to Hokusai’s ...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Broadway's in Fashion
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Erté, considered by many as the “Father of Art Deco,” often acknowledged that his love for the theater was a great source of creativity and inspiration. He conveyed in his art a drama with which he lived his life – a dream that came from the very innermost expression of his soul. Just like theater has two faces - comedy and tragedy - Erté was a brilliant showman, as well as a quiet man who sometimes would prefer to be left alone. From a young age, he was immersed in the world of opera, ballet, and theater. When he designed costumes and sets for theatrical productions, it was a lifelong desire that he was fulfilling. “Broadway’s in Fashion” is a fitting tribute to the legendary Broadway from a man who pursued the theatrical in everything he did. In 1978, Erté was honored by the Eugene O’Neill Foundation at a gala celebration in New York entitled “Broadway’s in Fashion” for which Erté designed the poster. This led to a CBS-TV film on Erté narrated by the legendary Diana Vreeland, and an exhibition of his costume designs at the Boston Center of the Arts. This sculpture, in scarlet and black, with white gold embellishments, incorporates the elements for which Broadway is best known. Her elegant and confident posture reveals her costume, which is itself an homage to Broadway – the scarlet robe with gold tassels evokes the stage curtain as it rises to reveal the first act, the male and female dancers, energetically giving their all for each performance, and the Greek masks of comedy and tragedy...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

La Mystérieuse
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
La Mystérieuse was inspired by Erté’s design for a wedding gown published in Harper’s Bazar in 1923. Erté wrote, “The name comes from the effect of mystery of this exquisite outfit. ...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Golden Fleece
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Erté designed Golden Fleece for a Folies-Bergére scene entirtled "The Golden Fleece" and a 1926 George White's Scandals scene entitled "La Toison d'or." Erté, whose artistic style was influenced in part by a childhood admiration of classic Greek art, was always drawn to a good story with a sense of drama – typified by Greek tragedy. Catalogue - Erté: The Last Works (Dutton, pgs. 115, 207). From the total edition of 462; numbered 215/375 (there were also 50 Roman and 37 AP). Referring to the legend of Jason and the Argonauts, the Golden Fleece sculpture depicts an elegant woman in a classic Greek garment. The curled horns of the ram style her headdress, elegant in appearance and yet fierce in battle. Descending from these horns is the golden fleece itself, its curly mane covering the woman to her toes. Her gown, a gracefully draped toga, is designed to leave one breast bared, in the folkloric tradition of the Amazon tribe of women warriors...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Manon (Deuxième Tableau, #7), 1920
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Erté first met the legendary beauty Ganna Walska in 1920 when she contacted him about creating designs for her nascent opera career. He created many desig...
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1920s Art Deco Erté Art

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Gouache, Paper

Lovers and Idol
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Lovers and Idol was featured on the cover of Harper’s Bazar in August, 1917, a very early work in Erte’s collaboration with the magazine. In his sculpt...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Henri Bendel Coat, 1915
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Erté created dress and coat designs for Henri Bendel for several years, beginning in 1914. Erté's artistry had a profound effect on women's fashions, beginning with his stint at Poir...
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1910s Art Deco Erté Art

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Gouache, Paper

Geometry (Earrings)
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Created in the 1980s for Erté's 'Art to Wear' jewelry collection, this gouache painting on paper is signed 'Erté' on the front and titled and annotated on the back in Erté's hand - "...
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1980s Art Deco Erté Art

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Gouache, Paper

Clip or Broach (No.18.843)
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
This beautiful painting in gouache and gold paint was created as a brooch design in the 1980s.The artwork is signed 'Erté' on the front, and numbered and titled in Erté's hand verso ...
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1980s Art Deco Erté Art

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Gouache, Paper

Masquerade
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Masquerade is based on an image Erté originally created as a fashion drawing for Harper’s Bazar in 1922. Catalogue - Erté: The Last Works (Dutton, pgs. 119, 207). From the total edi...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Asian Princess
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Erté created many costumes and artworks inspired by his travels and experiences with the countries and cultures of the Asian world. In addition, the French music halls which were an ...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Untitled Fashion Design, 1919
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Likely a dress design for Henri Bendel or B. Altman, Untitled Fashion Design from 1919 is an iconic early Erté design. Erté's stylized Villa Excelsior name stamp and the 'Composition...
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1910s Art Deco Erté Art

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Gouache, Paper

Helen of Troy
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Erté’s image of Helen of Troy also exists as a gouache painting and a serigraph. Known as "the face that launched a thousand ships" and as Zeus' daughter, her story is one that is intricately intertwined with many of the Greek gods and goddesses...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

The Hunting
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
The Hunting is a sculptural interpretation of Autumn, a lithograph from Erté’s The Four Seasons. It represents a beautiful creature – half woman, half animal – wounded by a cruel hun...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Cornucopia
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Cornucopia pays homage to the great goddesses of abundance and fortune, with a modern twist – rather than showing the bounty of the earth overflowing from the horn, this Cornucopia o...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Printemps
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Erté originally created this delightful image representing the feminine energy of Spring for a scene in “Les Rois des Legendes” at the Folies Bergère. Catalogue - Erté: The Last Wor...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Motherhood
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Motherhood is based on an image originally created as a costume design for Les Idoles at the Théâtre Sarah Bernhardt in 1924. Catalogue - Erté: The Last Works (Dutton, pgs. 179, 207...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Starfish
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
Erté originally created this image as a costume design for the "Fonds de la Mer," a presentation of the Folies Bergere in 1919. Catalogue - Erté: The Last Works (Dutton, pgs. 108, 2...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Arabian Nights
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
In 1919, Erté began work with the greatest French music-hall star of her day, Gaby Deslys. It was for Ms. Deslys’ appearance in the production of Les Rois des Legendes that Erté crea...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

"Mignon" Decca design
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
This design for Decca Records likely dates to the 1950s, and perhaps specifically the 1953 recording with Janine Micheau, conducted by Georges Sébastian. Signed recto 'Erté' mid-righ...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Gouache, Paper

"Lakme" Decca design
By Erté
Located in Greenwich, CT
This design for a Decca recording of Lakme likely dates to the 1950s, and specifically to the 1952 recording with Mado Robin, conductor Georges Sébastian, at the Théâtre National de ...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Gouache, Paper

Letter "S" from Alphabet Suite (Signed Erté)
By Erté
Located in New York, NY
From the celebrated Alphabet Suite, this stunning Art Deco lithograph/serigraph was designed by the Russian-born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym Erté, and produced ...
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1970s Art Deco Erté Art

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Lithograph

La Prêtresse by Erté
By Erté
Located in New Orleans, LA
Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) 1892-1990 Russian-French La Prêtresse - Danseuse sacréeThe Priestess - Sacred Dancer Signed "Erté" (lower right) Inscribed "Les Rois des Légendes / N°3 / L...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Silver

Le roi de Lahore by Erté
By Erté
Located in New Orleans, LA
Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) 1892-1990 | Russian-French Le roi de Lahore (The King of Lahore) Signed “Erté” (lower right) Inscribed "Les Rois des Légendes / No. 11 / Le Roi de Lahore /...
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20th Century Art Deco Erté Art

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Paper, Ink, Gouache

Lady with a Rose
By Erté
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: (Romain De Tirtoff) Erte (Russian, 1892-1990) Title: Lady with a Rose Year: 1980 Medium: Color serigraph Edition: Numbered 180/300 in pencil Image size: 13.75 x 9 inches Framed size: 29.25 x 22 inches Signature: Hand signed in pencil Condition: Excellent Frame: Custom framed in a wooden silver frame, with silver color bevel and fabric matting Description: Created 1980, published 1985. With the blind stamp of the publisher, Circle Fine Art, Chicago IL at the lower left side About the artist: Romain Erte was born Romain de Tirtoff in St. Petersburg, Russia. The only son of an admiral in the Imperial Fleet, he was raised amidst Russia's social elite. As a young boy, he was fascinated by the Persian miniatures he found in his father's library. These exotic, brightly patterned designs continued to be important to him and influenced the development of his style. He moved to Paris at the age of eighteen and took the name Erte, from the French pronunciation of his initials, R and T. In 1915 he began his long relationship with Harper's Bazaar, during which time he created over 240 covers for the magazine. His fashion designs also appeared in many other publications, making him one of the most widely recognized artists of the 1920s. He also designed costumes and sets for the theater. In 1976 the French government awarded Erte the title of Officer of Arts and Letters, and in 1982 the Medaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris was bestowed upon him. His work is in many prominent museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The designs created by Erté during his long and illustrious life influenced not only the world of theatre, film and fashion, but an entire art movement as well. The genius of the artist is evidenced by an enormous body of work that is considered among the most influential and unique of the 20th century. Erté—Romain de Tirtoff—was born in Russia in 1892, and died at age 97 in 1990. His legendary career spanned nearly the entire length of his life. In 1912, Erté moved to Paris and his unique talent was immediately recognized by the city's most established couturiers. In 1915, he began an association with Harper's Bazaar by designing covers of each of their magazines for the next 22 years. The influence of his work as a result of the high visibility of this periodical influenced an entire art movement that was to become known as "Art Deco". Throughout this period, the artist also created original costume and fashion designs for many of the era's most renowned screen actresses, including Joan Crawford, Lillian Gish, Marion Davies, Anna Pavlova, Norma Shearer and others. His creations for the stage included extravagent designs for productions at such venues as New York's Radio City Music Hall, the Casino de Paris and the Paris Opera, as well as for the Folies-Bergères and George White...
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Late 20th Century Art Nouveau Erté Art

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Screen

BAMBOO (SCULPTURE)
By Erté
Located in Aventura, FL
Bronze sculpture. Incised Erte signature with stamp numbered edition, foundry and date. From the edition of 375. Certificate of Authenticity is included. Artwork is in excellent co...
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1980s Art Deco Erté Art

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Bronze

Alphabet 1982, Erté
By Erté
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Erte, Romain de Tirtoff (1892-1990) Title: Alphabet Year: 1982 Medium: Offset lithograph on archival paper Size: 36 x 24 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed in in...
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1980s Art Deco Erté Art

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Offset

1910's Art Deco Erte Gouache Painting Original Hand Signed Rare French Costume
By Erté
Located in Buffalo, NY
A rare original signed Art Deco gouache on paper by Erte (Romain de Tirtoff) . This stunning theatrical costume design is signed Erte at the lower right. The piece is 20 by 18 fram...
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1910s Art Deco Erté Art

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Pencil, Archival Paper, Gouache

Der RosenKavalier 1980, Erté
By Erté
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Erte, Romain de Tirtoff (1892-1990) Title: Der RosenKavalier Year: 1980 Medium: Offset lithograph on archival paper Size: 26 x 20 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Sig...
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1980s Art Deco Erté Art

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Offset

MADELEINE (ORIGINAL GOUCHE)
By Erté
Located in Aventura, FL
Unique, one of a kind original gouache on paper from Harper's Bazar series. Hand signed lower front by Erte; titled top front with studio catalog number on verso. Sheet size 10.7...
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1950s Art Deco Erté Art

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Gouache

Erté art for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Erté art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of red, blue, purple and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Erté in screen print, gouache, paint and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the Art Deco style. Not every interior allows for large Erté art, so small editions measuring 5 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Alexandre Iacovleff, Robin Morris, and Walter Schnackenberg. Erté art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $100 and tops out at $40,000, while the average work can sell for $3,000.

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Questions About Erté Art
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Erté is a pseudonym for Romain de Tirtoff, an artist who created glamorous illustrations of prosperity and luxury. The clean lines and geometric patterns took inspiration from Japanese prints and Greek pottery. Shop a selection of Erté pieces from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Romain de Tirtoff, best known under the pseudonym Erté, is a Russian-born French artist best known for art deco style. Erté worked in a wide array of fields, influencing fashion, costume and interior decor. Erté secured a contract with Harper’s Bazaar in 1915 where he produced fashion illustrations that are still highly coveted by collectors today. Browse a range of Erté work on 1stDibs.

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