In 1994 he opened International Poster Gallery in a spacious brownstone on Newbury Street. Adorned with striking, impeccably restored posters by artists like Toulouse-Lautrec, Adolfo Hohenstein and Milton Glaser, IPG boasts one of the world's largest collections of antique posters, distributing art to clients such as the Museum of Fine Art and the Library of Congress.
Unlike many other antique poster vendors, who tend to gravitate towards the popular French designs, IPG strives to be truly international, and carries sizeable collections of Swiss, Soviet and American designs, as well as the world's largest Italian collection. 'Posters still represent amazing value,' says Lapides. 'The whole world is interested in posters now - it's become really global.'"