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Circa: 1984
Condition: NEW
Country of Origin: DE
Manufacturer: Hibel
Artist: Romain De Tirtoff or Erte'
Title of Piece: Applause
Medium: Collectors Plate
Edition: 100/7500
Size: Diameter 9 1/2
Condition: Excellent/Free of defects
Craftsman/Factory: Anthony Arts International and Edna Hibel Studio
Year of Creation: 1984
Artist Who Created This Version: Al Collett

Reason for Commission: In 1984 it was not only Erte's 92nd birthday, but also his 80th year as a professional artist.

Description of Piece: "Applause" portrays the wild Firedancer driven to even higher limits of her dance by the approval and admiration of her audience. The dancer, flashing in fire tones of red, orange, and yellow, dominates the spotlight of the purest, whitest porcelain. A heavy band of gold echoes the flowing streamers only to be interrupted by many pairs of clapping hands.

Artist Biogrpahy: The designs created by Erte during his long and illustrious life influenced not only the world of theatre, film and fashion, but an entire art movement as well. The genius of the artist is evidenced by an enormous body of work that is considered among the most influential and unique of the 20th century.

Erte - Romain de Tirtoff - was born in Russia in 1892, and died at age 97 in 1990. His legendary career spanned nearly the entire length of his life. In 1912, Erte moved to Paris and his unique talent was immediately recognized by the city's most established couturiers. In 1915, he began an association with Harper's Bazaar by designing covers of each of their magazines for the next 22 years. The influence of his work as a result of the high visibility of this periodical influenced an entire art movement that was to become known as Art Deco. Throughout this period, the artist also created original costume and fashion designs for many of the era's most renowned screen actresses, including Joan Crawford, Lillian Gish, Marion Davies, Anna Pavlova, Norma Shearer and others. His creations for the stage included extravagent designs for productions at such venues as New York's Radio City Music Hall, the Casino de Paris and the Paris Opera, as well as for the Folies-Bergere and George White's Scandals.

At the age of 75, Erte was encouraged to embark on a new career and began to recreate the remarkable designs of his youth in bronze and serigraphy. The Art Deco movement was hence reborn. A lifetime of international success and recognition has ensured this unique artist's place in the annals of art history, and his original designs grace the permanent collections of prestigious museums throughout the world including New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Institution and London's Victoria & Albert Museum.
Worn Box, No Cert.
Mixed Media Dominant Color:Red/Yellow

Lots more Erte plates Including From This Same Series, Figures, etc. on this site from Mikasa, Sevenarts, Japan, & others, or we'll find them for you.
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