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Sweet Temptations

"Sweet Temptations" - International Poster Gallery

vintage poster, "Absinthe Robette" by Livemont

vintage poster, "Mekka" by Loupot

The Fine Art of Seduction in Advertising Posters

March 12 through April 30, 1999 

Sweet Temptations is a playful look at the visual art of seduction in posters that advertise a veritable garden of earthly delights - from chocolates, foie gras, and furs to cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, and entertainment. The show traces the advertising of luxuries and excess from the earliest days of the lithographic poster to today.