wall label: The Moulin Rouge dance hall opened in Montmartre in 1889 and Toulouse-Lautrec was a regular from the beginning.ÿ For his first poster and for the first time in poster design, Toulouse-Lautrec featured the actual entertainers in the advertisement: La Goulue (the Glutton) dancing the can-can accompanied by her partner "No-Bones" Valentin.
No one in the fall of 1891 would have predicted that this ephemeral advertisement would become within days a collected item, within weeks the object of press reviews, within months the partner of paintings in avant-garde exhibitions, and within a year the internationally recognized symbol of 1890s Paris.
measurements: 67 x 46 3/4 in.
Artist: Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de
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