RARE Art Deco lithographs, 1 of 10 André Hofer (1890 – 1973, Swiss), Daphne and Chloe full color lithographs from a portfolio entitled "DANSES ANTIQUES" or "Ancient Dances" published by Editions Arc en Ciel, Paris, France circa 1940's or earlier. Each litho is signed in the plate and represents famous dances through the ages. Hofer was a very popular artist who earned his fame illustrating for the likes of Baudelaire, Balzac, Anatol France, Goethe, Oscar Wilde, Victor Hugo and Kipling to mention but a few. Hofer exhibited regularly at the Salon de Independents during the peak of the art deco era.
CONDITION: Sadly the folio has come apart and can not be sold , however, quite miraculously, the full, brilliant colored lithographs in in excellent condition, with perhaps light ageing at extreme edges the only thing worth mentioning. Ready for framing!
SIZE: Each litho measures an overall 12 1/2 inches x 9 1/4 inches with margins, the image size is 7 inches by 4 inches.
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From the first time I watched a classic movie as a young girl, and watched Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new. What you see in my shop is my personal collection. Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.