Sale 2467 Part I, Gail Chisholm: A Life in Posters, March 1, 2018
REMEMBERING GAIL CHISHOLM October 14, 1954 - July 5, 2017 Gail Chisholm moved from a small town in Virginia to New York City at the age of 20. She devoted the next 42 years of her life to a marvelous mixture of art, culture, history and commerce. Her gallery operated from 1975 to 1994 in the West Village and from 1995 to 2017 in Chelsea. Through a constantly changing roster of exhibitions, she shared her extensive knowledge of the mediumwith neighbors and clients who became friends, hosting such visionary themed shows as P oster Art of the British Railway, L’Invitation Au Voyage (French travel posters), Atomic Age Design and Leisure Time . She mounted exhibitions of the works of Leonetto Cappiello, Francis Bernard, and a notable 2002 show of A.M. Cassandre posters that featured many pieces previously unseen in America. Gail’s belief in activism led her to stage the exhibition Peace Signs-Posters of the Anti-War Movement , scheduled to coincide with the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York. Gail cannot be remembered without acknowledging her love of Paris and French culture. For 25 years her apartment in Montparnasse provided great adventure and solace. She was beloved: it is hard to think of another American gallerist who was so esteemed by the dealers in France. The void created by Gail’s absence will never be filled. At the end of her life, Gail was comforted by the knowledge that the posters in her collection would find good homes. In accordance with her wishes, proceeds from the sale of these posters will benefit Planned Parenthood of New York City.