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The Vintage Guide To London | October 17, 2017

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New exhibition: Toulouse-Lautrec and Jane Avril: Beyond the Moulin Rouge

Nicknamed La Mélinite after a powerful form of explosive, the dancer Jane Avril was one of the stars of the Moulin Rouge.  Her fame was assured by a series of dazzlingly inventive posters designed by the artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Jane Avril became an emblematic figure in Lautrec’s world of dancers, cabaret singers, musicians and prostitutes.

Launching today at the Coulthard Gallery, this landmark exhibition is the first to celebrate this remarkable creative partnership which has to come to define the world of the Moulin Rouge. Bringing together Toulouse-Lautrec’s most famous paintings, posters and prints from international collections, it captures the excitement and spectacle of bohemian Paris in the 1890s.

Toulouse-Lautrec and Jane Avril: Beyond the Moulin Rouge

16 June – 18 September 2011
at the Coulthard Gallery

image: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Jane Avril au Jardin de Paris, 1893 © Museum of Modern Art, New York