Josephine Baker, Casino de Paris, by Zig (Louis Gaudin)
Vintage Advertising Litho’s
Size: 17 x 48
Hand pulled lithograph on vintage press, sequentially numbered.
Sale Price: $149.00
Gallery Retail: $425.00
“Comes with original publishers certificate of authenticity”
Josephine Baker sashayed onto a Paris stage during the 1920s with a comic, yet sensual appeal that took Europe by storm. Famous for barely-there dresses and no-holds-barred dance routines, her exotic beauty generated nicknames “Black Venus,” “Black Pearl” and “Creole Goddess.” Admirers bestowed a plethora of gifts, including diamonds and cars, and she received approximately 1,500 marriage proposals. She maintained energetic performances and a celebrity status for 50 years until her death in 1975. Unfortunately, racism prevented her talents from being wholly accepted in the United States until 1973.
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