Yves Saint Laurent

Sold - YVES SAINT LAURENT "LOVE" Poster 1984

An iconic original Yves Saint Laurent "LOVE" poster from 1984, colour print on paper.

"In 1970, Yves Saint Laurent designed the first in a series of greeting cards in poster form that he would send his friends, collaborators, and clients annually until 2007 (except for 1978 and 1993, VvW). Every year, Saint Laurent adopted a new color palette and created an image using collage, drawings, and gouache. The leitmotif of every card was the word 'LOVE'. Many of the cards were inspired by Morocco, where Saint Laurent frequently created them. Others paid tribute to Georges Braque, Jean Cocteau, Andy Warhol and Henri Matisse." - Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris.

You can find many of the original "LOVE" poster sketches published on the museum's website. The reference picture (via Pinterest) shows Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé surrounded by "LOVE" posters in their Parisian studio, c. 1986.

Excellent vintage condition with only minor signs of use and age as per detail pictures. Minor waves and wrinkles to the paper. No pinholes, rips, torn edges, losses, fold lines etc. Will be delivered rolled and in a protective tube. The faint shadows visible in some of the pictures are due to reflection of light. They do not exist on the actual poster.

43,4 cm x 64,5 cm/17.1" x 25.4"