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Poster - Tabarin


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    1928 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Colin, Paul, born 1892 - died 1985 (Artist)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 80, box D

Le Bal Tabarin was a popular nightclub in Paris. Opened by the composer Auguste Bosc in 1904 the club quickly made its reputation with the famous Can-Can dance. The design of this 1928 poster cleverly intertwines the more 'old fashioned' Can-Can with the latest dance craze, the Charleston, bringing the club right up to date. With its bold fluid lines the image beautifully captures the energy of the cabaret.

Place of Origin

Paris (published)


1928 (made)


Colin, Paul, born 1892 - died 1985 (Artist)


Height: 60.3 cm, Width: 40.2 cm

Descriptive line

Poster designed by Paul Colin for the Bal Tabarin nightclub in Paris. 1928

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Tim Benton, Manuel Fontán del Junco, María Zozaya (eds.) Modern taste : Art deco in Paris, 1910-1935, Madrid : Fundación Juan March, [2014]. ISBN: 9788470756290.



Colour Lithograph


Posters; Dance


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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