Drawing, Jazz Dancers, ca. 1928
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.
French artist and set designer Paul Colin designed posters for musical, film, and theater venues throughout Paris in the 1920s, including the Folies Bergères, the Moulin Rouge, and most famously Josephine Baker’s Revue Nègre. This composition captures a couple dancing against an abstracted backdrop of the Eiffel Tower and a steamship coming into a harbor, suggesting a mix of lighthearted tourism and dance.
It is credited
The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago.
Its dimensions are
Framed H x W x D: 94.6 × 83.8 × 3 cm (37 1/4 in. × 33 in. × 1 3/16 in.)
It is signed
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.