It is springtime in New York. That means it is a great season for poster connoisseurs. The Swann Galleries will be opening their doors for their Modernist Posters auction which will start Monday, May 13, 2013 at 1:30 PM. Swann’s started the poster auctions in 1978. They are one of the worlds leading specialist auction houses.
Category: Poster Art
Posters go to war. The Finnish Propaganda Posters are actually some of the more comical ones. The posters depicted the doctor’s healing wounds, chefs preparing meals, cigars to smoke, and vodka that was plentiful. Commodities Russians were craving & being denied because of the war.
Some may say that collecting vintage retro art posters is just a hobby. Which it certainly can be. Many reproductions and third, fourth or even fifth printings can be worthless. But, there is a very serious flip-side to this.
Vintage reproduction posters have become popular and fashionable. You have seen them. They display everything from turn-of-the-century Paris, consumer products, music and old movies.