Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
DoneSat, Nov 06, 2004 3:00 PM EST
Clayton, CA, USA
Auction 18 - International Posters
On November 6, PosterConnection will hold its 18th bi-annual International Poster Auction. The sale is divided into 5 main categories, offering 487 poster lots (some 550 posters). <br> The <strong>Propaganda & Military </strong>section includes 97 works from World War I (Flagg’s “I want you”) through the Vietnam War (“Q: And Babies?”), including many US, German, Russian and European political posters. The <strong>Advertising </strong>section is divided into clothing, food & drinks, tobacco and general consumer goods. The <strong>Art, Design & Culture </strong>selection is as diverse as it can be. Following a section on small size art nouveau posters and Maitres de l’Affiches (incl. 2 Sarah Bernhard works by Alphonse Mucha) is a selection of modern graphic design posters from around the globe (including design by Peter Behrens, A.M. Cassandre, Armin Hofmann and Erik Nitsche). <br> A superb selection of <strong>Movie Posters </strong>and old <strong>Film Programs </strong>includes the original German sheet for “Pandora’s Box,” Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” as well as programs for Metropolis, King Kong, The Mummy and Frankenstein. The <strong>Travel </strong>selection completes the sale with quality sports, automobile and maritime posters. Among them are Emil Cardinaux’s “St. Moritz” golf poster, a rare New York zeppelin poster by Jupp Wiertz, a stunning Australian Railway poster by Northfield, several rare Olympic posters from 1936 through 1976, and a selectio of early Hamburg-America Line steamship posters.
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