Poster Auctions International's Rare Posters Auction #81 will be held live and online, July 21st
The 81st auction from Poster Auctions International on Tuesday, July 21st presents numerous never-before-seen designs, including 43 Spanish Art Nouveau posters, 16 hand-painted posters from North Vietnam and important works from many noted artists.
By: Poster Auctions International, Inc.
The Rare Posters Auction will be on view to the public from July 6th thru the 20th. The auction will be held live in PAI's gallery at 26 West 17th Street in New York City and online at posterauctions.com. The auction will begin promptly at 11 am Eastern time.
The auction will kick off with a collection of posters from Spain, many of which are seen here for the first time. Largely from the Modernisme era, these designs herald the revival of Catalan culture and promote the democratization and integration of the arts, blending influences from Pre-Raphaelite painting, Japanese woodblock prints, and Belgian lithography. Highlights include Alejandro de Riquer's 1900 The Four Seasons (est. $7,000-$9,000);
Hand-painted posters from North Vietnam will also be available for the first time. These images, from the collection of Deborah Salter, express the struggles of the Vietnam War and hope for a better future. Artists responded to the sense of urgency by hand-painting—
As always, transport posters for bicycles, aviation, and automobiles are featured. Highlights include Penfield's ca. 1900 The Northampton Cycle Co. (est. $12,000-$15,000)
Public viewings will be held daily from July 6-20. For more information and to download the digital catalogue, visit www.posterauctions.com. You may call the gallery at (212) 787-4000.