Friday, June 13, 2014

Uncharted - artist M. Petiet

detail from the bond designed by French artist M. PetietObligation de Crédit Foncier de France printed by Berger-Levrault
Crédit Foncier de France
freely translated : Mortgage Bank of France
6.25% Bond of 250 Francs, Paris, 1967 
Printed by Berger-Levrault

M. Petiet designed at least two certificates for the Crédit Foncier de France in the 1960s. Many other certificates of this bank are known from previous years. But, in contrast with their classic designs incorporating allegorical figures, scrollwork et cetera, the artist designed these modern pieces with skyrocketing buildings and tower cranes in strong perspectives.

Crédit Foncier de France, Paris, 1961
Registered subscription certificate for shares of 70 Nouveaux Francs.

Appartement blocks in the borders and tower cranes in the underprint.
double-click image to enlarge

Who can provide more information about the French artist M. Petiet ? Any kind of information is fine (date of birth, other designs, ...).


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