JOSEPHINE BAKER: A large original vintage French advertising poster, art by Paul Mohr, 1946

An original vintage 1940s French advertising poster, featuring Josephine Baker “J’ai Deux Amours!…mon Auto-Thermos et mon Perco Thermos” promoting kitchen equipment including a Thermos coffee percolator and pressure cooker.

This Josephine Baker poster was designed by the important Graphic Artist – Paul Mohr, in 1946. The poster is stone lithographic printed and bears Mohr’s printed signature to artwork.

Printing credits to lower left margin “Affiches PAUL MOHR 6.Av.LaLauzeres.Asnieres (Seine)” and to bottom margin “”Les Ateliers de Boulogne” 14 rue Beranger, BOULOGNE-S-SEINE – Tel MOLito 02-02″

Josephine Baker (1906 – 1975)

Josephine Baker was one of the most important figures in 20th century popular culture. Not only was Josephine a legendary performer and entertainer, she was also a French Resistance Agent and a civil rights activist.

Born into poverty in the United States in 1906, it was Baker’s career as an Entertainer which lead her to France. At 19, she opened ‘La Revue Negre’ in Paris, a revolutionary show featuring Baker performing erotic dance routines. Her risqué performances and great humour lead Josephine to become a huge star in France. Her costume featuring a skirt designed to appear as a string of bananas was one of the defining images of the Jazz Age and influential on the Art Deco movement.

By 1937 Baker had become a French citizen stating: “I have two loves, my country and Paris” (or as per this poster “J’ai deux amours, mon pays et Paris”). Also a singer, one of her most famous songs being “J’ai Deux Amours”. To read more about Josephine Baker’s fascinating life see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephine_Baker#Bibliography  or ‘Josephine Baker in Art and Life’ by Bennetta Jules-Rosette.

Dimensions: Height 150cm x Width 100cm

Condition report: Overall good condition, horizontal folds, minor tears to all edges, some minor taping to reverse. Some handling creases. Displays extremely well. (see images).

Our store includes a number of vintage posters, for more information see. EARLY HOLLYWOOD: Dangerous Money (Farliga Pengar), Paramount Pictures, 1924 – An extremely rare 1920s silent era cinema Art Deco Swedish one sheet movie poster

Dimensions: 150cm high x 100cm wide

Price: £450

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Condition Report: Overall good condition, horizontal folds, minor tears to all edges, some minor taping to reverse. Some handling creases. Displays extremely well. (see images).

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