The Greats of Tango series 2020
Carlos Gardel is regarded as the most prominent figure in the history of tango. Born 11 December 1890 in Toulouse, France he became the most famous popular tango singer of all time. Gardel was notable for his baritone voice and the dramatic phrasing of his lyrics. Together with lyricist and long-time collaborator Alfredo Le Pera, Gardel wrote several classic tangos.
At first, Gardel established himself as a singer. Performing at bars and parties and by 1917 released the tango-cancion with his rendition of Mi Noche Triste. This recording would change his trajectory by selling 10,000 copies and becoming a hit throughout Latin America. This led to a world tour that saw him sell 70,000 records in 3 months while in Paris.
As Gardel’s popularity grew, he entered into acting in films, which became showcases for his wonderful singing talents and movie star appearance.
On June 24 , 1935 Gardel died in an aeroplane crash age 44, at the height of his career, becoming an archetypal tragic hero mourned throughout Latin America. Millions of Gardel’s fans throughout the world went into mourning. For many, Gardel embodies the soul of the tango style. He is commonly referred to as “Carlitos”, “El Zorzal” (“The Song thrush”), “The King of Tango”, “El Mago” (The Wizard), “El Morocho del Abasto” (The Brunette boy from Abasto), and ironically “El Mudo” (The Mute).
One of the most identifiable aspects of Gardel was his good looks and sharp dressing.
The artwork ‘Gardel’ captures the quintessential Gardel with the iconisation of his fedora and tall white collar. The simple and identifiable homage to one of the greats of tango.
As the Great of Tango series are some of the best sellers, from time to time Doni will be making this artwork available in various colourways as regular and limited editions.
Local Pickup is available from Fitzroy only.
To use local pick services
Please list your shipping address as:
183 Kerr st. Fitzroy 3065 (postcode is vital).
(This will mean you are not charged for shipping and will be contacted to arrange your pickup time.)
If ordering different product types (Tshirts and posters) the items will be grouped separately and shipping calculated as separate parcels.
When purchasing art from the Tango Melbourne shop you are purchasing
- You are choosing 1 of 6 available colours
- The Artwork provided as a poster only (No framing or mounting)
- The Artwork will be sent in a poster tube designed to transport such artwork.
- The artworks are available from sizes A4 to A0
- The artwork will be hand signed by the artist.
If purchasing a limited edition colour-way the item will be appropriately numbered and signed.
Thank you for considering this special piece of Bailamos Tango Art from The Greats of Tango series