LA BOITE A FURSY VIVE LA GREVE-1901

LA BOITE A FURSY VIVE LA GREVE-1901

Boite a Fursy - Vive la greve (1901) 33"x48" (84.5x122cm) Imp, Chaix, Paris

Boite a Fursy — Vive la greve (1901) 33“x48” (84.5x122cm) Imp, Chaix, Paris

After the early stages in the cabarets of the mid nineties, the revue comes into its own and meets with suc­cess. Fursy co-authors sev­eral shows with his friend Leon Nunes, man­ager of La Cigale and even stages some lim­ited per­for­mances in his cabaret, stick­ing very closely to cur­rent affairs. In Feb­ru­ary of 1901, the seam­stresses’ strike pro­vides him with an idea for his revue. On Feb­ru­ary 15, they demon­strate on the Rue de la Paix, which has been cor­doned off by the police and this scene most likely inspires Grijn. A pseudo-seamstress, with a very deep decol­lete, is sur­rounded by flab­ber­gasted police­men, eyes bulging and tongues hang­ing out.

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