Top Lots: Vintage Posters

Our third best poster sale of all time–Swann’s annual winter Vintage Posters auction on February 5 featured stunning examples of the Art Nouveau greats! Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Alphonse Mucha gathered the top lots in this category with Lautrec’s dashing portrait of Aristide Bruant dans son Cabaret, Paris, 1893, selling for a whopping $72,000. 

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Aristide Bruant dans son Cabaret, Paris, 1893.
Mucha set two action records: his iconic poster for Job cigarettes, Paris, 1896 sold for $43,200, and his Salon des Cent, deluxe edition, Paris, 1896 for $28,000.
Alphonse Mucha, Job, Paris, 1896.
The sale also featured a dynamic group of ski and winter travel posters from all across the globe. Dwight Clark Shepler’s Sun Valley / Ketchum, Idaho, circa 1940, sold for $8,400.

Dwight Clark Shepler, Sun Valley/Ketchem Idaho, circa 1940.
Rounding out the auction was a collection of Hebraic and Judaica posters that included Alfred F. Burke’s iconic Jewish Relief Campaign image Share, Brooklyn, circa 1917, which sold for $5,760.

Alfred F. Burke, Alfred F. Burke, Share, circa 1917.Share, circa 1917.