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Joy of Life by Louis Icart, mint condition vintage French Art Deco lithograph printed in the 1970s

Joy of Life by Louis Icart, mint condition vintage French Art Deco lithograph printed in the 1970s

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Joy of Life by artist Louis Icart - original Offset Lithograph printed in 1974 - 28.5" tall by 20" wide.

This magnificent print is a reproduction of an Icart illustration originally from the 1920's. It was printed in 1974 and purchased from Turner Manufacturing in Chicago in 1980 when they went out of business. This print is in mint condition and ready for framing. 

Louis Icart (1888–1950) was a French artist best known for his Art Deco illustrations and etchings. He gained popularity during the 1920s and 1930s for his elegant and often sensual depictions of women, capturing the spirit of the Roaring Twenties.

Icart was born on December 9, 1888, in Toulouse, France. He moved to Paris in 1907 where he started his career as an artist after being inspired by the works of Victor Hugo. He later became a successful painter, illustrator, and printmaker. His work often featured stylish, glamorous, and confident women in luxurious settings, reflecting the societal changes and shifting attitudes of the time.

He was particularly renowned for his etchings, which he produced in limited editions. His technique involved creating intricate line work and delicate shading, giving his pieces a unique and intricate appearance. Icart's subjects ranged from elegant ladies in fashionable clothing to patriotic scenes to erotica.

During the height of his career, Icart's prints were highly sought after, especially in the United States. His work was associated with the Art Deco movement, characterized by its emphasis on modernity, luxury, and geometric shapes. Icart's pieces often embodied the opulence and hedonism of the era, capturing the spirit of the Roaring Twenties (or Les Annees Folles in France).

Clockwise from top left: Parasol, Youth, La Belle Rose, Secrets, Joy of Life, Hortense
Clockwise from top left: Parasol, Youth, La Belle Rose, Secrets, Joy of Life, Hortense

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Just like the majority of our inventory at Pink Flamingos, this listing is vintage and has never been displayed or used. It's from limited, unopened stock sourced directly from the original manufacturer or distributer. As a result, its colors are more vibrant than those typically found in similarly aged prints, leading us to classify it as "new." Curious about new vintage? Read all about it in my blog:

Please note that this listing is for an unframed authentic, genuine old print published in the early-to-mid 20th century using quality paper and inks. It reflects the colors and styles popular in decorative accessories of that era. The patina resulting from any minor discoloration or fading is indicative of its age and contributes to its uniqueness. In order to ensure your purchase lasts a lifetime, please follow this link for care tips.

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What is "New Vintage"?

"New vintage" refers to original, vintage artwork from the early 20th century that has never been purchased, used, or displayed by a consumer. At Pink Flamingos, we offer a remarkable collection of these pristine prints, sourced directly from manufacturers. Unlike other vintage artwork that may have faded or aged over time, our "new vintage" prints retain their vibrant colors and impeccable condition. With their untouched allure, these artworks carry a unique historical value and provide collectors with an opportunity to own a piece of art history that is both rare and exceptionally well-preserved.

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