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Art Deco

Art Deco (/ˌɑrt ˈdɛkoʊ/), or Deco, is an influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France during the 1920s, flourished internationally during the 30s and 40s, then waned in the post-World War II era.[1] It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation.

Deco emerged from the Interwar period when rapid industrialization was transforming culture. One of its major attributes is an embrace of technology. This distinguishes Deco from the organic motifs favored by its predecessor Art Nouveau.

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1937 Delahaye Type 135 Competition Court Roadster

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By mid-1930, even as the Great Depression subsided in Europe, war clouds darkened the horizon. Despite the uncertainty, a few wealthy and optimistic socialites, with money to burn, ordered lavish, bespoke cars with sleek, streamlined coachwork.
Expensive then and priceless now, these fantasy-borne confections are considered art-deco rolling sculpture.
Their creators, Italian-born émigrés Joseph Figoni and his business partner, Ovidio Falaschi, were shining stars amidst a coterie of Parisian custom coachbuilders whose handiwork has withstood the test of time.
In 1936, at the annual Paris Salon, Delahaye displayed a swoopy 135M roadster, chassis number 46756, by Carrosserie Figoni & Falaschi.
Admired by a notorious playboy, Prince Ali Salman Aga Khan, who loved fast, flashy cars and equally attractive women, it was purchased right from the show stand. The Aga Khan, as he was known, was married at the time to the American film star, Rita Hayworth.
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