Auction  February 7, 2019  Chandra Noyes

Vintage Posters Bridge Art, Design, History

Courtesy Swann Auctions

Today at auction, Swann Auction Galleries offers the opportunity to own iconic and historic works, some at bargain prices. In a wide-ranging auction of nearly 500 lots, there are vintage posters from around the world and across genres. With a new museum devoted entirely to posters scheduled to open in Manhattan this year, the time may be right to collect them now. Poster House is “dedicated to presenting the impact, culture, and design of posters, both as historical documents and methods of contemporary visual communication.” And the collection on the auction block today shows this diverse impact. Below is a sampling of the offerings, including works from famous artists, posters that advertise products, cultures, and experiences, and documents of important moments in time.

Designer Unknown, Josephine Baker/Fresterskan Fran Tropikerna/[La Sirene des Tropiques], 1927​​​​​​​
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Designer Unknown, Joséphine Baker/Fresterskan Fran Tropikerna/[La Sirè​​​​​ne des Tropiques], 1927
Estimate $12,000 - 18,000

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), La Revue Blanche, 1895
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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), La Revue Blanche, 1895
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000

Alo (Charles Hallo, 1884-1969), A Chamonix- Mont Blanc, 1927
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Alo (Charles Hallo, 1884-1969), A Chamonix - Mont Blanc, 1927
Estimate $3,500 - 4,500

Jules Chéret (1836-1932), Olympia, 1892
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Jules Chéret (1836-1932), Olympia, 1892
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

E.O. Seymour, Fly to South Africa/By BOAC and SAA, 1950
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E.O. Seymour, Fly to South Africa/By BOAC and SAA, 1950
Estimate $400 - 600

 

Jacques DuBois, Join the Sun on a Ski-Run in France, circa 1950s 
Keith Haring (1958-1990), City Kids Speak on Liberty, 1986
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Keith Haring (1958-1990), City Kids Speak on Liberty, 1986
Estimate $500 - 750

Herbert Leupin (1916-1999), Tissot, circa 1943 
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Herbert Leupin (1916-1999), Tissot, circa 1943 
Estimate $500 - 750

About the Author

Chandra Noyes

Chandra Noyes is the former Managing Editor for Art & Object.

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