Watercolor on paper signed lower right located in pencil: project for rue de Chanaleilles, 75007.
Sold as is, the paper is perfectly restored.
Dimensions: 43 x 36 cm.
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Christian Bérard exhibited his works for the first time in 1925 at the Galerie Pierre.
Jacques Bonjean and Pierre Colle, gallery owners associated with Christian Dior, regularly exhibit Bérard's works. He subsequently collaborated with Jean-Michel Frank, a great figure in Art Deco, with whom he produced painted panels and carpet design projects from which the couturiers Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli and Nina Ricci would be inspired. From 1926 (exhibition at the Eugène Druet gallery) to 1930, he belonged to the group of “neo-humanist” artists, defended by the critic Waldemar George, notably with the Berman brothers, Pavel Tchelitchev, Kristians Tonny and Joseph Floch. From the start of his career, he was attracted to the theater, of which he would become one of the main creators of sets and costumes during the 1930s and 1940s. From 1930, he worked in close collaboration with Jean Cocteau and Louis Jouvet, for which he produced among others the costumes and / or sets for La Machine infernale (1934), L'École des femmes (1935) La Folle de Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux (1945), Les Bonnes by Jean Genet (1947) and Dom Juan by Molière (1948), his most famous contribution being in 1946 the design of the sets and costumes for Jean Cocteau's film, Beauty and the Beast. After having worked occasionally with Vogue, in 1935 he began a faithful working relationship with this magazine, a relationship that would continue until Christmas 1948 shortly before his death. He is also close to Carmel Snow of the American fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar for which he does illustrations. It will be on the cover of a prestigious special issue of the French edition of Vogue, broadcast immediately after the Liberation. Shortly after8, he designed the famous Tailleur Bar in one stroke, and took part in the decoration of the new Dior boutique on avenue Montaigne. Christian Bérard died suddenly in 1949 during rehearsals at the Marigny des Fourberies theater in Scapin. In 1950, Francis Poulenc composed his Stabat Mater in his memory and, the same year, Cocteau dedicated his film Orphée to the man he nicknamed "Baby".
Christian Bérard is buried in the Père-Lachaise cemetery.