ALBERT ARTHUR ALLEN - NUDE PHOTOGRAPHY ART POSTER - Roaring Twenties Women
EXHIBITION POSTER featuring a RISQUE ROARING 20s PHOTOGRAPH by ALBERT ARTHUR ALLEN. The photograph shows a line of NUDE WOMEN in a stylized pose. The photograph was likely taken in the midst of the Roaring Twenties when Albert Arthur Allen was most active (and at his most scandalous).
Poster, 20x24 inches, mounted onto stiff card backing. Will be mailed flat. Ready to be framed.
Published in 1978. The bottom right corner of the poster states "Copyright 1978 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Titelman". It is presumed this was a poster announcing an upcoming exhibition of Allen's photographs that took place in 1979.
VERY GOOD condition, there is a very light 1x2 inch water stain at the bottom margin, otherwise bright, clean and clear.
This poster is much more uncommon than the "Chorus Line" poster that appears for sale from time to time.
About ALBERT ARTHUR ALLEN (from Wikipedia):
******Albert Arthur Allen, b.1886 d.1962, was an American figure photographer and film director known for nude portraiture.
Allen was born to a wealthy New England family in 1886, and was educated in Boston. At the age of twenty-one, he moved to California and spent years traveling and studying art. In 1916, he opened the Allen Art Studios in Oakland, California. The studio later became known as the Allen Institute of Fine and Applied Art, before it was destroyed by a fire in 1925. The following year, Allen rebuilt the studio and called it the Classic Motion Picture Corporation, a venture that lasted two years before declaring bankruptcy.
A motorcycle accident in 1923 left Allen permanently disabled, but he continued to work. His nude photographs were considered scandalous by American standards during the Roaring Twenties. He was indicted for sending obscene materials through interstate mail, and spent years in litigation.
Little is known about Allen's later life. His first commercial exhibition did not take place until 1979, seventeen years after his death. Allen died in Hayward, California, at the age of 75.******