February 9, 10:25 AM GMT
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
L'Argent (1983), limited edition poster, French, signed by Robert Bresson and Raymond Savignac
Artist: Raymond Savignac (1907-2002)
Limited edition, signed by Robert Bresson and Raymond Savignac, numbered 38/70
Unframed: 36 x 25 in. (91 x 64 cm)
Raymond Savignac was a famous French graphic designer, well known for his advertising posters. His distinctive style had a humorous simplicity, which is evident in this design.
Only seventy of these posters were printed, so they are extremely rare.
This French drama was written and directed by Robert Bresson. It was Bresson's final film, and he won the Director's Prize at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival. The cast includes Christian Patey, Vincent Risterucci and Caroline Lang. It tells the story of a forged 500 franc note that passes from person to person, until it lands in the hands of an innocent man, who doesn't see the note for what it is. Having the note, and what it leads him to, causes catastrophic results.