Monday, March 30, 2009

Poke the Nude!

Sometimes advertising art and the actual item being sold fail to find a harmonious balance. This is one of those moments. 

No, this is not a poster for the latest burlesque show, nor, more specifically, an artistic rendering of one of the later scenes in the musical Gypsy (as I was so certain it was). It's a poster for the 1918 Exhibition of Danish Art and Commerce! Now, unless you read German, don't tell me you could gather that little factoid from the visual context clues. 

So yes, there's a bit of a disconnect here between art and event. That said, I'm not about to claim that this poster lacks awesomeness; for, frankly, it's ten times more exciting that the event its promoting. Danish Art and Commerce? Pooey! I want to go to the show where a bunch of dismembered hands poke the naked chick! 

If those are your sentiments, too, you can pick up this beauty for under $2,000 in our May auction. It's basically an inappropriate conversation piece waiting to happen. 

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