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Arts Menagers Yellow

The firstSalon du Arts Menagers - Exhibition of Domestic Arts - took place in Paris in 1923, intended to display the newest in home appliances. Francis Bernard became involved in 1930, his poster featuring the character‘La Marie Méchanique’, a symbol of the replacement of the domestic woman by appliance. A broom bearing female robot, Marie was to be the figurehead of the show for the next 45 years, appearing on the annual poster in a slightly different guise each year. Bernard and Marie retired their services to the salon in 1975, however the show itself continued up until 1983. In the mid-1950s a sunny yellow and a huge vase of flowers helped Marie welcome visitors from all around the globe.

Width and height measurements are in cm.


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This is an unframed poster.

Delivery within Australia
Purchases over $200AUD: FREE
Purchases under $200AUD: $30AUD

International delivery
$150 AUD

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