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The artist was a trailblazer for the lithography movement in Paris, and one of the earliest victims of celebrity culture.

Toulouse-Lautrec escaped his stifling home environment to Montmartre, where he finally found acceptance (Credit: Alamy)

By Cath Pound, BBC News, 26 November 2018

Fin-de-siècle Paris was known as the city of pleasure, famed for its cabarets and dance halls. In an era that embraced the cult of the individual, venue managers increasingly saw the advantage of promoting star acts, causing singers, dancers and actors to seek opportunities for personal promotion. Many turned to the new medium of the poster and its most talented interpreter, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. His strikingly innovative designs turned artistes such as Aristide Bruant, Jane Avril and Yvette Guilbert into household names, heralding the birth of celebrity culture as we know it and making a star of their creator in the process.

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