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c1931 Cadillac V8, 12,16 advertisement

This is a fantastic original magazine advertisement from the Art Deco period. This is signed "L Benigni"and depicts a black Cadillac in the foreground with descriptive text and a rectangular decorative section in the background depicting a stylishly dressed woman leaning against a palm tree holding a hat in her right hand. Gold metallic ink has been used in the fashion illustration. We have framed this in a double cream mount with a chrome frame.

Approximate dimensions:
Length: 20.87ins - 53cms
Width: 17.72ins - 45cms

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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