See 100 original posters by renowned graphic designers from around the world in tribute to Toulouse-Lautrec on the centenary of his death.
WHAT: Widely regarded as the first artist to elevate advertising to the status of a fine art, Toulouse-Lautrec was singularly responsible for an extraordinary shift in the history of art, obliterating the boundaries between high art (painting, drawing, sculpture) and low (posters and other forms of visual culture) art. He paved the way for pop artist icons such as Alphonse Mucha and Andy Warhol. In 2001, a hundred renowned graphic designers from around the world designed a poster each, paying tribute to the artist and his work on the centenary of his death. The exhibition has since traveled to many cities around Europe, Asia and America and now comes to Athens with five original posters by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and one by Pierre Bonnard, sixteen posters produced by sixteen Greek artists, and accompanied by portraits of Toulouse-Lautrec, produced by students of the Vakalo College of Art & Design.
Tickets are €7 (€3.50 reduced).
WHEN: Until November 12. Thursday & Sunday, 10:00 -18:00; Friday & Saturday 10:00 – 22:00.
WHERE: Benaki Museum, 138 Pireos St, tel: 210.345.3111, www.benaki.gr
Insider Weekly, September 27, 2017.