Symphony in Black.

Erté, Symphony in Black

Probably Erté’s most famous graphic, seen on greeting cards and collectibles.  I love the mink stole the woman is wearing, and the corresponding lack of fur on the greyhound. And can anyone ignore the sexual implications of the jeweled dog collar and leash, the shackle-like bracelets fastening the stole to her slim right arm, and the high wraparound neck of the slinky black dress?

Years later Erté cheekily twisted his artwork around, to produce Ebony and White.

Erté, Ebony and White

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