Kees van Dongen L'Ecuyere Rosa' Pochoir, 1930. Printed for the program for the Cirque d' Hivers, Gala de l' Union des Artistes, March 1930. Paper size 34,5 x 25,5 cm. Frame size 67 x 57 cm. Illustrated in Juffermans 'Kees van Dongen - The Complete Graphic Work' page 179. In 1923, Max Dherly had an idea to help older artists who were struggling because they couldn't find work due to their age. He asked famous people in the entertainment industry to perform a circus act for free during a special evening. The money raised would go towards helping these older artists. The artists were excited about the idea and gladly lent their support. The show was such a success that the Union des Artistes Gala became a tradition that lasted for many years. The Bouglione brothers provided the Cirque d'Hiver for the Union's use.

  • Dongen, Kees van