Fine art lithograph, hand-pulled on an antique press.
Originally created in 1901 by Thomas Theodor Heine, the poster advertised the upcoming event sponsored by the Berliner Secession. The Secession was a movement started by a group of Viennese artists in 1987 who were dissatisfied with the policies of their art association. Most young adherents to art nouveau (which in German speaking countries was called Jugendstil), wanted more cross-pollination with foreign art trends. When they were rebuffed, their spokesman Gustav Klimt formed a splinter art group calling itself The Secession. T.T. Heine, 1867-1948, created this poster for the third exhibition of the Berlin branch of the movement.