André Renoux (1939-2002) is a French painter considered the "father" of the Paris School of Urban Realism. I have been offering his postcards in lots of 4-5, but decided to try something different with my latest arrivals from across the Atlantic. I'm offering these individually so you can mix and match to your own taste, whether you want to create a particular theme, color, all horizontal or all vertical, whatever. As you mix and match, remember with a minimum $50 order, you'll get a $10 discount, and shipping within the US is $4.25 whether you buy one or 10, so collect away! Details on my shop home page on how to handle check out so I can change the price before you pay to give you your savings.
This Cafe-Bar is one of my favorites: red and art nouveau. More than just a postcard, one can appreciate what Renoux was striving to do in preserving history. This cafe opened in 1911 (traditional zinc bar!) and was located in a building designed by Hector Guimard, whom perhaps, like me, you've never heard of but is considered to Art Nouveau architecture what Mucha was to Art Nouveau posters. Sadly, this cafe is now listed as closed on Yelp reviews, after having been in business for over a century. It looks to have been reopened under a new owner who has added an ugly green awning.
I can't date Renoux postcards precisely but from my online research, comparing the dates of Renoux's original oil paintings and dates on the few used postcards I've come across, I believe these cards are from the late 1980s to the 1990s. As you can see in the individual scan and in the group scan, the Cafe-Bar suffered a corner crunch at the top left during transit. But otherwise in fine unused, like new condition. About 5.75 by 4-1/8 inches.
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