Harper's Bazar. February 1922. [ERTE "FICKLE WOMAN" COVER]

Erte (cover illus).
New York. International Magazine Company. 02- 1922.
Profusely illustrated fashion magazine; 13 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches; 116 pp. Magazine cover art by Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) along with a 1/3 page black and white illustration by Erte and a four page illustrated feature by Erte: "Erte Discusses Art in General and the Art of the Cinema in Particular." Numerous fashion plates. Spine of the magazine has been taped, just to left edge of cover image, tape at left lower edge; a few tiny pinholes/scratches to the front cover image, little tape along upper back edge, lower right corner lightly bumped. Couple of barely visible small pencil notes to a couple of pages (a couple of words each), overall very presentable condition. Despite the minor faults to the front cover this striking images displays very well. An engaging and witty image for this Valentine's Day color cover by Erte; the woman's over-skirt has male puppets dangling off the ends, illustrating Erte's contention: "It is but the crumbs of love which the friends of a fickle woman receive. And those who possess these fragments are only the slaves of their incomplete desires. They are like these doll tassels which adorn the fickle one's gown...tiny figure of silk floss with minute hearts..." The magazine contains numerous fashion pages. An engaging lavishly illustrated time capsule with a quite exceptional cover image. Item #55868

Price: $325.00