by New York and Long Island artists, and again, we are happy to lend an artwork ‘on approval’ to let you see how well it will work in your home. We truly understand the importance of art in our lives and in our homes and work spaces.
List of artists:
Rose Ann Albanese
Diane Lennox Bares
Ellen Nathan Singer
We now deal with Authentic Antique French Posters dating
from the 1880's through the 1930's. Featured artists are:
and many more. Please scroll and click on below images to view inventory. Our poster expert Peggy Bronstein will be available, by appointment, to answer all of your
questions and help with your selection.
by means of posters was not begun in France. In the 18th century in
America, there were political placards and wall posters advertising
traveling circuses and minstrel shows. In France, however, inspired by
the opulence of their monarchs, the French developed a keener sense of
style and art, and Paris became a center of culture and artistic
excellence. It was in this intellectual atmosphere, which spilled over
into the general population, it’s commerce and industry, that the
development of a new ‘middle-class’ occurred of intellectually curious,
avid readers, art and music lovers, theatre-goers, travelers and
stage was set for the perfect marriage between aesthetic expression and
the needs of a new consumer- oriented economy-the ‘French’ poster. By
the 19th century, for the first time in history, the average citizen had
discretionary income, leisure time, mobility and access to consumer
goods. The French poster movement of exciting, beautifully styled and
sophisticated images of men, women and children doing all the things and
buying all the things everyone wants to do and buy in living color.
love of literature with lavish book illustrations, along with the
placards advertising the books arrival, by well established artists took
advertising to a higher and more successful level.
The invention of the
lithography stone in 1798 and the improvements to the lithographic
process, such as 3 stone color blending, by Jules Cheret in the 1870s
led to the phenomenon of the French Poster lining the streets of Paris
and the rest of Europe and leading to The Belle Epoque of the 1890s, Art
Nouveau and the Art Deco movements.
Modern generations focused on television as the most frequent source of
entertainment cannot appreciate how important the ‘outdoors’ was. The
1890’s was a time in Paris when everybody lived in public, taking their
meals at cafes and watching the other half stroll by viewing all the
posters displayed along the boulevards.
became so popular with the public that magazines and exhibitions
devoted to posters were started by the 1880s and publishers printed
extra editions just for collectors.
VINTAGE POSTERS TODAY
Vintage posters are big and bold, humorous and romantic, and best of all-they tell stories! They tell the stories of musical raucous Paris, travel to exotic places by rail and ship, new found freedoms of the bicycle and motorcar, fantastic new devices like electric lamps and gas stoves. They tell the stories of all the things that make our lives delightful- champagne, cookies, chocolate, cosmetics and cologne. We see ourselves at play- tennis, skiing, gold and sailing. Vintage posters work well in any décor. They blend in and enhance traditional and transitional rooms and make a fun graphic focal point in clean modern decors. Keep in mind, these posters art artwork, they have history and true value.
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