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Affordable Classics for the New Collector

 

 April 5 through May 12, 2016

 

International Poster Gallery proudly presents "Decorating with Posters: Affordable Classics for the New Collector," a show and sale of original vintage posters from $250 to $2500 that reveal why the field remains one of the best for newcomers. The show features fine examples from several styles, subjects, and eras to indicate the incredible breadth of opportunities for any budding collector or home decorator.

 

"What was your first poster acquisition?"

 

Gallery Owner Jim Lapides:

"The first poster I bought was a classic - Leonetto Cappiello's Nitrolian, surely one of the best designs by the 'father of modern advertising'. I was immediately captivated by this poster for quick drying paint. The artist was so clever to make it clear it was NOT about woman's shoes or stockings by not coloring them. And the paint can which was a poster within a poster, repeating the whole scene in miniature! How witty, and how dramatic -- gorgeous -- the deep red stairs are so striking against the solid black background.

 

But there is more - the lettering. I realized later this was the most Deco styled lettering in any Cappiello poster, with its clean lines and rich blue outline. The streamlined typeface subtly communicates how fast the paint dries.

 

I still own this poster - it continues as a favorite! My choice has also confirmed another one of my strong beliefs - buy what you love and let it appreciate while you appreciate it. The Nitrolian now sells for about four times what I paid for it in the early Nineties. The poster field is still ripe opportunity for new collectors. There are fine posters, including museum worthy ones, to be found at every price point."

Affordable Classics for the New Collector

 

 April 5 through May 12, 2016

 

International Poster Gallery proudly presents "Decorating with Posters: Affordable Classics for the New Collector," a show and sale of original vintage posters from $250 to $2500 that reveal why the field remains one of the best for newcomers. The show features fine examples from several styles, subjects, and eras to indicate the incredible breadth of opportunities for any budding collector or home decorator.

 

"What was your first poster acquisition?"

 

Gallery Owner Jim Lapides:

"The first poster I bought was a classic - Leonetto Cappiello's Nitrolian, surely one of the best designs by the 'father of modern advertising'. I was immediately captivated by this poster for quick drying paint. The artist was so clever to make it clear it was NOT about woman's shoes or stockings by not coloring them. And the paint can which was a poster within a poster, repeating the whole scene in miniature! How witty, and how dramatic -- gorgeous -- the deep red stairs are so striking against the solid black background.

 

But there is more - the lettering. I realized later this was the most Deco styled lettering in any Cappiello poster, with its clean lines and rich blue outline. The streamlined typeface subtly communicates how fast the paint dries.

 

I still own this poster - it continues as a favorite! My choice has also confirmed another one of my strong beliefs - buy what you love and let it appreciate while you appreciate it. The Nitrolian now sells for about four times what I paid for it in the early Nineties. The poster field is still ripe opportunity for new collectors. There are fine posters, including museum worthy ones, to be found at every price point."

Here are some of our favorite posters from all subjects and styles to get you started. Find your favorite era below! 

 

1890-1940: Spanning Art NouveauArt DecoWorld War I, and more

 

Here are some of our favorite posters from all subjects and styles to get you started. Find your favorite era below! 

 

1890-1940: Spanning Art NouveauArt DecoWorld War I, and more