Toulouse-Lautrec Moulin Rouge poster makes $529,500



2015-06-26 13:43:46

Toulouse-Lautrec Moulin Rouge poster makes $529,500

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's 1891 poster advertising Paris' Moulin Rouge smashes its estimate

An Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec poster advertising the Moulin Rouge has top performed at Christie's Vintage Posters sale in London.

Toulouse-Lautrecs Moulin Rouge poster Toulouse-Lautrecs first poster for the Moulin Rouge

The French artist's 1891 depiction of the Parisian cabaret and its star performer Louise Weber, better known as La Goulue, sold for 314,500 ($529,618), beating its 180,000 high estimate by 74.7% on May 21.

It was the first of Toulouse-Lautrec's advertisements for the Moulin Rouge, adding to its attraction today for collectors.

The second highest bids of the sale were for an example of Man Ray's iconic Keeps London Going posters for the London Underground. The item sold for 50,000 ($84,200), just below the travel poster world record of 50,400 - set by another example of the 1939 work in 2007.

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