Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's radical, bold, and often outrageous posters and illustrations share the spotlight in the Chrysler's spring keynote exhibition.
One of Paris' key post-Impressionist artists, Toulouse-Lautrec (1864 -1901) frequented the city's many entertainment establishments, including the popular Moulin Rouge.
He was commissioned to produce posters promoting new Cafe-Concerts, groundbreaking performers like Jane Avril, audacious impresarios like Aristide Bruant, and everyday denizens. Like many Parisian artists Toulouse-Lautrec drew inspiration from the Japanese prints being exported to Europe, which offered new ways of looking at the world.
Explore belle epoque Paris through the eyes of this keen observer and his extraordinary works on loan from the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.