NEW YORK – On Sunday, Feb. 12, Poster Auctions International will host a specialty sale of over 400 food and wine related vintage posters. A veritable history of eating and drinking through advertising will be offered, from the whimsical charm of Art Nouveau to the striking boldness of Art Deco to the simplicity of Modern design, all celebrating the culinary arts.
LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding. The auction will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern.
This visual feast covers every facet of gastronomica, including original advertisements from the past 150 years for wine, beer, champagne, bitters, liqueur, bottled water, juice, coffee, tea, port, bread, sugar, canned goods, fruit, olive oil, ketchup, cereal, biscuits, crackers, fish, butter, yogurt, cheese, chocolate, and a myriad of other delectable treats.
Posters advertising food and wine are some of the most iconic designs of the 19th and 20th centuries, visually expressing the universal joy of eating. The original art in this auction embraces that shared delight, reveling in all that is tasty.
Highlights of the sale include over 25 posters by Cappiello, Nizzoli’s powerful billboard for Campari, menu designs by Alphonse Mucha, a unique image by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec for a celebratory banquet, and the complete Levy’s rye bread suite from the late 1960s.
The posters be on view, free to the public beginning Friday, Jan. 27 through Saturday, Feb. 11.
Poster Auctions International’s offices and showroom are located at 601 W. 26th St. For information: www.posterauctions.com or contact Angelina Lippert at 212-787-4000.
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