Avril, a lifelong friend of the artist, commissioned this print to promote her cabaret show at the Jardin de Paris in 1893. Lautrec's composition features radically distorted perspective, heavy cropping, flattened shapes and curved lines - like those that describe Avril's frilly costume.
© bpk / Los Angeles County Museum of Art / Art Resource, NY
Material composition: 83% cotton, 15% polyamide, 2% spandex
Country of origin: India