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1931 Art Deco Cadillac V8,12,16 magazine advertisement

This is another original magazine advertisement from the Art Deco period. This is signed L Benigni '31 and depicts a silver Cadillac in the foreground with descriptive text and a rectangular decorative section in the background depicting a stylishly dressed woman with seated women and a dog in the background in a country setting. Silver metallic ink has been used to colour the Cadillac and in the fashion illustration.

Approximate dimensions:
Length: 20.28ins - 51.5cms
Width: 17.4ins - 44.2cms

Leon Benigni
A fashion illustrator & graphic designer who created glamorous evocative Art Deco designs.
He worked with fashion designers such as Jeanne Lanvin, Marcel Rochas, Elsa Schiaparelli, Lucien Lelong, Jacques Fath, Jean Patou, Nina Ricci & Cristobal Balenciaga.
He also worked with Harper’s Bazaar, Modes & Travaux & Femina and designed travel posters advertising French resorts & spas
In 1931 he designed a number of illustrations for Cadillac's promotional campaign that appeared in magazines in the USA

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