New York and King Kong poster
Poster on New York and King Kong by Razzia, 1984. Framed in a gold frame
Offset Lithograph, 35.5 x 24.25 inches
Razzia-Gerard Courbouleix-Deneriaz was born in Paris in 1950. From a young age he was attracted by the Arts and became a photographer. From the age of 15 he travelled often to the UK and also photographed bands such as rolling Stones, Led Zepplin and Pink Floyd.
He felt however that photography limited him and he wanted to create something with his own hands. His first poster was a photo montage which was spotted by the group Diesel Rock who owned polydor records. He then created album covers for icons such as George's Mustaki, Deep Purple, Vangelis and Roxy music.
It is the poster for the Prêt à Porter that established Razzia as one of the most famous, recognised and talented Poster- Artist of the last two decades of the 20th c.
Razzia went on his first trip to the USA as Bloomingdales wanted to use some of his designs.
Razzia says “During these trips to New York, I began to realise that poster art was something that was appreciated and respected by Americans. They collected posters and used them to decorate their homes and offices in a way Europeans don’t. This, in spite of the fact that posters came from Europe.”
Published in “Razzia – 25 Years Of Poster Art” by Mickey Ross-P.46.
Condition- some wear to the poster visible on the image