December 12, 2009
The Little Tramp
We found this poster on the side of the road; being thrown out after a yard sale!! One person's trash is another person's treasure.
It is a reprint, dating from about 1972. But it still looks good to me.
I've been trying to find out more about the image for years. I've never seen it anywhere else, except once on a tea-tray on Belgian E-Bay.
It's by an artist called Suiram - again I can find no other works by Suiram. Whowever Suiram is Marius spelled backwards and there was a poster artist called Marius Rossillon AKA O'Galop. O'Galop is famous for designing Bibendum (the Michelin Man). It's a possibility.
I originally thought the address on the bottom was for a nightclub, but after some research I believe L.Aubert was a French film distributor of the time.
If any one out there knows anything more about the image, (Pignouf?!) I would love to know.