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Moet & Chandon

Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), Stone Lithograph, Circa 1899, rare original set of Moet & Chandon postcards featuring miniature designs of Mucha's famed Moet & Chandon Posters and menu cards, with metallic gold ink embellishments, published by F. Champenois, Paris, Distributed by the famous French champagne and wine makers Moet and Chandon. Each: 5.5" x 3.5" (Sheet Size)

In 1899, Mucha designed a pair of posters for Moet & Chandon. Shortly thereafter, the images were used on menus. In an era of banquets, elegant dinner affairs and social dining, Mucha's images could serve a double purpose, both as large posters for the streets and smaller advertisements for within Paris' most elegant restaurants. In addition to his first two images, Mucha designed two sets of four menus for Moët & Chandon.

(Sarah Mucha p.53, Mucha/Henderson p.97, Mucha/Bridges G1g, Bowers/Martin 301-310)

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Nicole Wolff
Gallery Director

Mucha was famous for his commercial posters, which had a wide audience, but he also worked in a variety of other media, including furniture, jewelry, and theatrical sets. He mostly worked in Vienna and Paris but was also in Chicago, where he taught at the Art Institute, from 1904 to 1910. There, he introduced his interpretation of the "new art" to a United States audience. The densely patterned posters epitomize the Art Nouveau interest in natural forms, decoration, and a rejection of the anonymity of mechanical production.