Coq Au Vin by Francis Giacobetti (Photokina 1972). Original vintage poster ‘Coq Au Vin’ taken from the famous book series ‘Great Artists Of Erotic Photography’ (4 Meister Der Erotischen Fotografie). The rare poster series was photographed by ‘the’ top photographers known from the work of graphic design icon Willy Fleckhaus and his Twen Magazine. The series was first presented in a famous show by TWEN Magazine at the Photokina fare in Cologne 1972.
Today the original prints and posters of the 1972 exhibition can be viewed in a prominent location at the famous food temple ‘Grill Royal’ in Berlin.
Francis Giacobetti. “When I am frightened, I invent an image.” – Goethe. Thirty years ago, a cult book published by Phaidon Press Limited created a stir in the world of photography. Techniques of the World’s Great Photographers included Francis Giacobetti in the very closed circle of the world’s forty greatest photographers since the beginning of photography. Those whose style is instantly recognizable. Daguerre, Henry Fox Talbot, Nadar, Roger Fenton, Lewis Carroll, Eadweard Muybridge, Alfred Stieglitz, Atget, Baron de Meyer, Edward Steichen, August Sander, Edward Weston, Paul Strand, Weegee, Man Ray, Kertész, Blumenfeld, Cartier-Bresson, Brassaï, Bill Brandt, Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, Irving Penn, Joel Meyerovitz, Francis Giacobetti. In principle, all these men have nothing in common, except that they are inventors of images, and that they all have the same occupation: “freezing life for an instant to enclose it in an image.” And what a beautiful way of living it is to watch women, men, and little children moving inside a small rectangle. Formerly, there were two Pirelli calendars, as well as the visual bible of great photographers, and several hundred award-winning exhibitions. (read more here)
This Lithograph is category A. It may have tiny irritations (the beauty of original vintage), which can be seen on the high res. pop-up image of the product.