Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901). Aristide Bruant dans son cabaret (Aristide Bruant in His Cabaret). 1893. Lithograph, sheet: 53 9/16 x 37 15/16 in. (136 x 96.3 cm) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Emilio Sanchez, 1961

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901). Aristide Bruant dans son cabaret (Aristide Bruant in His Cabaret). 1893. Lithograph, sheet: 53 9/16 x 37 15/16 in. (136 x 96.3 cm) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Emilio Sanchez, 1961


From Jul 26 2014 to Mar 22, 2015 – The Museum of Modern Art, New York

A preeminent artist of belle époque Paris, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) brought the language of the late-19th-century avant-garde to a broad public through his famous posters, prints, and illustrations for journals and magazines. A cultural nexus, he connected artists, performers, authors, intellectuals, and society figures of his day, creating a bridge between the brothels and society salons of the moment. His work allows entry into many facets of Parisian life, from politics to visual culture and the rise of popular entertainment in the form of cabarets and café-concerts.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901). Jane Avril. 1899. Lithograph, sheet: 22 1/16 x 15 in. (56 x 38.1 cm) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1946

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901). Jane Avril. 1899. Lithograph, sheet: 22 1/16 x 15 in. (56 x 38.1 cm) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1946


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his exhibition, drawn almost exclusively from The Museum of Modern Art’s stellar collection of posters, lithographs, printed ephemera, and illustrated books, is the first MoMA exhibition in 30 years dedicated solely to Lautrec, and features over 100 examples of the best-known works created during the apex of his career.

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