American Football Association – AFA Monthly Auction November 16, 2016 thru January 06, 2017
Auction Ends: Jan 6, 2017 10:00 PM EST


Le Chat Noir (The Black Cat). Framed Art Print Poster. Custom Made Real Wood Black Frame

Item Number
Estimated Value
$200 USD to sccrams
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Item Description

  • Title: Le Chat Noir (The Black Cat)
  • Author: Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen
  • Framed size 18 x 22" (appr.)
  • Makes a great gift!
  • Beautiful real wood black frame with premium clear framing glass. Acid free materials. Made in USA

Product Description

Iconic poster art by Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen Le Chat Noir (French for "The Black Cat") was a 19th-century cabaret, meaning entertainment, in the bohemian Montmartre district of Paris. It was opened on 18 November 1881 at 84 Boulevard Rochechouart by the artist Rodolphe Salis, and closed in 1897 after Salis' death (much to the disappointment of Picasso and others who looked for it when they came to Paris for the Exposition in 1900). The cabaret published its own journal Le Chat Noir. Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, frequently referred to as just Steinlen (November 10, 1859 - December 13, 1923), was a Swiss-born French Art Nouveau painter and printmaker. Born in Lausanne, Steinlen studied at the University of Lausanne before taking a job as a designer trainee at a textile mill in Mulhouse in eastern France. In his early twenties he was still developing his skills as a painter when he and his new wife were encouraged by the painter François Bocion to move to the artistic community in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris. Once there, Steinlen was befriended by the painter Adolphe Willette who introduced him to the artistic crowd at Le Chat Noir that led to his commissions to do poster art for the cabaret owner/entertainer, Aristide Bruant and other commercial enterprises. High quality print on satin-finish poster paper. Acid free materials. Made in USA. Ready to be hung on the wall.