Erté

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Erté

(ĕrtā`), 1892–1990, French designer and illustrator, b. St. Petersburg as Romain de Tirtoff. He moved to France and worked for a time sketching for Paul Poiret and designing opera and theater costumes. Between 1914 and the 1930s he created many magazine covers for Harper's Bazaar. In the United States he worked for Flo Ziegfeld and designed costumes for the film Ben Hur (1959). Influenced by Indian miniatures, his designs, illustrations, and drawings were sophisticated and highly stylized.
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There were script problems, so Erte was given other assignments to keep him busy.
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Popular artists are represented with numbered prints from the likes of Peter Max and Erte. Some of the collection on display goes beyond the art ordinarily found on a cruise ship, however.
Pavlenko is a beauty, with a face of Art Deco exoticism, as if drawn by Erte Though offstage she's small as a mosquito, onstage she reads tall and has an endless line that could have come as well from Erte's pen.
Some of the choices ranged from Erte's Top Hats to Grant Wood's American Gothic.
Gerard Mannoni in his book Roland Petit: Un Choregraphe et ses Peintres gives a marvelous overview of all the painters with whom Petit has collaborated over the years, from Antoni Clave and Christian Berard to David Hockney and Erte.
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Robin Wagner's Art Deco set and Willa Kim's lush, camp costumes - which pay homage to such designers as Erte, Paul Poiret and Elsa Schiaparelli (one woman wears an absurd shoe-hat like the one Schiaparelli created with Salvador Dali) - greatly enhance the fantastic sensibility of what is admittedly escapist fare.
(Drawings by Europeans Erte and Alphonse Mucha are prime examples.) In other media, American Louis Comfort Tiffany's masterful art glass and leaded stained glass are so well known that his style has become symbolic of Art Nouveau design.
In 1986, for instance, the bureau blocked the sale of Collio wine from Italy because the bottles had labels that included a drawing of a nude woman by the artist Erte. The BATF cited its authority to prohibit "obscene or indecent" representations.
We were thinking either art nouveau or art deco, and Roy wanted something a la Erte. Everybody liked the lady and the cats, and it became so popular that Playboy magazine picked up the poster and ran it.