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.


Poetikat said...

I'm always amazed at the things people throw out or donate. We have a signed A.J. Casson print poster of the Elora Mill that we got for $1.00 at the St. Vincent de Paul a number of years ago.

PIGNOUF said...

Hello Clever Pup. It still bothers me ...:)


It is a wonderful poster. I very nearly donated the Matisse Blue Nude poster that I inherited (a repro) then changed my mind when it made me a good shadow shot post this week!
Research is made so much easier these days, but
when it comes to finding out about images, it is not
so easy! Though probably an art auction house might help. Good luck.