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Oct 14, 2011
New England Antiques Journal
"International Posters: A Collector's Primer" by Jim Lapides
When the predominantly American market for vintage posters emerged in the late 1970s, attention focused on French Art Nouveau and Art Deco artists like Toulouse-Lautrec, Alphonse Mucha, and A.M. Cassandre. As the poster market has matured and spread globally, however, interest has broadened to include styles and subjects from nearly every era and country... The market has also strengthened for many category niches such as travel, sports, and war posters, which continue to yield auction records despite the recession.
Oct 06, 2010
The Paper War on AIDS by Steven Heller
"Even in this hyper-media, information saturated age, printed pieces of paper continue to influence and inspire, incite and inform. Anyone who says this is hyperbole should look closely at Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985-2010 at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design."
Sep 23, 2010
By Hannah Clay Wareham
"James Lapides believes in the power of the poster. He's been collecting posters for the past twenty years, and a good portion of his collection is now on display at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. "Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters" includes moving, powerful works of art that showcase AIDS awareness across the world from 1985 to the present."
May 14, 2010
Hopkins - Views from the Hill Alumni Magazine
"This winter, Hopkins School hosted an impressive exhibition of original poster art from the collection of Jim Lapides... The exhibit at the Keator Gallery, which ran from January 21 through March 5, featured seventeen large graphic posters from the late nineteenth through mid-twentieth centuries... 'Every poster tells a story,' [Lapides] said in his opening presentation, 'and the selections in this show are as rich as any you will find in our field.'"
Nov 05, 2009
North End Scene Magazine
Vintage Italian Posters from the Past - by Lauren Dilello
"Raging with such drama, passion and grace, it goes without contest that the vintage poster art of Italy is not only a stunning contribution to the art world, but it is a true reflection of the spirit of Italian culture. ... According to [Jim] Lapides, whose gallery has become somewhat of a New England art institution, celebrating 15 years of business and housing more than 10,000 vintage and modern posters, "Only the Italians could think of a creation so wild, so over the top." While other regions shared poster content with those of Italy, for example, France also produced posters advertising opera, food, beverage and travel, Lapides believes the physical and emotional characteristics of Italian poster art put them in a league of their own."
Jun 27, 2009
Financial Times: Collecting - Sale of the Week
Poster Power, Italian Style: "When Yale art history graduate Jim Lapides began collecting posters during the early 1990s, he focused on those produced in Italy between the end of the 19th century and the late 1930s. At the time, the poster art of France and Britain was widely recognised for its collectability but Italy's attracted relatively few enthusiasts. By 1994, Lapides had already acquired so many quality examples that he decided to turn his passion into a business and opened Boston's International Poster Gallery which now holds a stock of more than 10,000 vintage posters from countries around the world, covering subjects ranging from planes, trains and automobiles to opera, sport, music and film. For this selling exhibition, however, Lapides has returned to his first love - the Italian poster art for which his gallery is now recognised as being the best in the world..."
Jun 18, 2009
Playboy's A-List: America's Coolest Stores
...The posters on the hallowed walls of Jim Lapides's gallery aren't the kind destined for thumb tacks and dorm rooms. He's spent years combing through flea markets and estate sales, tracking down his impeccable collection of Bolshevik propaganda, classic ski art, Art Deco, and Art Nouveau advertising from around the globe. If you go, go prepared: Check the web site's invaluable searchable database for ideas.
Apr 01, 2009
L'Apero! by Renee Schettler
...This early, unregulated age of alcohol advertising coincided with the Art Nouveau movement that swept across Europe in the early 1890s. Artist Jules Cheret promoted aperitifs in joyful posters featuring his trademark swoops, swirls and flourishes. "Those full-color, life-size advertisements were unprecedented," explains Jim Lapides, art historian and owner of the International Poster Gallery in Boston. "They drew a lot of attention and inspired an entire generation of poster artists." Painter Leonetto Cappiello, known as the father of modern advertising, later produced simpler, sleeker images that not only captivated passersby on Paris's busy boulevards but instilled in them a memory of the actual product -- the beginning of branding.
Jan 01, 2009
Frommer's Boston 2009
3-Star Rating - "Yes, posters are art -- as you'll see before you even cross the threshold of this extraordinary gallery. It features extensive collections of French, Swiss, Soviet, and Italian vintage posters, and thousands of other posters...from around the world. The accommodating staff will comb its databases (cyber and cerebral) to help you find the exact image you want. The theme of the works on display changes three or four times a year. Prices start at $50 with most between $500 and $2000."
Jan 01, 2008
Culture + Travel Magazine
"The Armchair Skier: Vintage ski posters are so vivid you can almost feel the powder. Fortunately prices haven't yet peaked." by Everett Potter.
"With their vibrant colors and bold graphics, classic ski posters from 1910 to about 1960 served to both entice and educate the public about an emerging and exotic winter sport. They were meant to transport you from your gloomy northern European city to a perpetually sunny mountaintop in the Alps, where beautiful, stylish, incredibly fit young people were flirting, adjusting their gear, and occasionally even skiing. "Ski posters combine travel, sports, and fashion, and that's a very powerful combination" says Jim Lapides, president of the International Poster Gallery in Boston and a longtime dealer in the field...[He] is as knowledgeable as anyone in the business and is constantly adding to his inventory."
One of the great images is Carl Kunst's Bazar Nurnberg from 1912, a favorite of Lapides'. "This is a totally quiet poster," he says of the elegiac image of a skier adjusting his bindings in the forest. "He's out there, the way you are in the morning, adjusting your skis in the middle of nowhere amid nature. It's what posters are about. They can transport you to a place you want to go..."
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