NEW YORK — On Sept. 10, Posters Please will offer more than 300 lots of vintage posters in its recession-friendly sale, Posters 101. Aimed at attracting first-time buyers and novice poster-enthusiasts, as well as their already-established loyal poster following, this sale showcases graphically-dynamic vintage posters spanning all eras and styles.
From the Art Nouveau masterpieces of Alphonse Mucha and Jules Cheret to the strong Art Deco designs of A.M. Cassandre and Paul Colin; from “Mad Men” era retro kitsch to contemporary rock and roll, this sale has something for everyone. Exotic travel destinations, cabaret singers, long-forgotten consumer products, jazz legends, circus performers, political causes, bicycles, aviation, magic acts, and high fashion are but some of the categories featured in this sale.
Special sections are also dedicated to key artists, including the modern masters Michael Mathias Prechtl, Gunther Kieser, and Celestinon Piatti. Also highlighted are rare Silent Film posters and the ever-vibrant 1960s and ‘70s posters for the Polish Circus.
As its title indicates, this sale is the ideal primer for the new collector, offering high-quality, historically valuable posters at exceptionally affordable prices. Unlike other auctions, there is no buyer’s premium in this sale—what you bid is what you pay, and with exceptionally low starting bids and next-to-nothing reserves, we hope everyone will look upon this sale as the premier entryway into the exciting world of vintage poster collecting.
The posters will be on view in the gallery daily, from Aug. 27 through Sept. 9. It is free and open to the public. The catalog is also available online at www.postersplease.com. All items will go up for auction at 5:30 pm on Sept. 10.
For over 30 years, Posters Please has been the world’s preeminent retailer for rare, vintage posters. The offices and showroom are located at 601 W. 26th Street in New York City.
For more information visit www.postersplease.com or contact Angelina Lippert at 212-787-4000.