5 Vintage Mitsuhiro MATSUDA NICOLE Art Fashion Prints Promo Ad Bruce Weber Photo
Here are 5 vintage black and white promotional art/fashion prints for fashion designer Mitsuhiro MATSUDA. The name MATSUDA is added to the board covering the name NICOLE which, if you look closely, shows through enough to read. MATSUDA formed his own company, NICOLE, Ltd, in Tokyo, 1971. He formed MATSUDA, USA, and opened his New York City store ten years later in 1981. Which explains both names on the boards. The photos appear to be in the style of photographer, Bruce Weber, who did work for Matsuda and Kobayashi (Kobayashi joined Matsuda in 1976). Both designers saw fashion as art and hired many well known photographers including Bruce Weber, Nan Goldin, Laurie Anderson, and Jan Saudek, some who worked outside the fashion industry.
All measure 10 x 12.5. All are on heavy board with built-in stands on the back. The stands have not been folded... probably were never used. We purchased them from an estate auction 25 years ago. They had not been well cared for but we liked how they looked even though they had some condition issues: dirt marks... especially on backs and around edges of pictures and/or darkening to some white/light areas, torn bits of surface paper on backs and on lower front of man hugging knee. Some indentations/impression scratches can be seen if held sideways.
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