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    Gail Chisholm: A Life in Posters 

    Alongside Vintage Posters



    We are honored to offer highlights from the collection of renowned poster aficionado and dealer Gail Chisholm. Decades of focused expertise makes for a colorful cross section of twentieth-century posters, with more than 130 premier examples ranging from fin de siècle literary advertisements to World War II propaganda. Proceeds from the sale of these posters will benefit one of Gail's favorite non-profit organizations.



    Lot 29: Georges Dorival, Vers le Mont - Blanc, group of three posters, 1928. Estimate $8,000 to $12,000.





    Gail Chisholm outside her gallery.



    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.




    Lot 75: Charles Loupot, Cointreau, 1930. Estimate $5,000 to $7,500.

    Lot 17: Adolphe Mouron Cassandre, Chemin de fer du Nord, 1929. Estimate $4,000 to $6,000.



    Through a constantly changing roster of exhibitions, she shared her extensive knowledge of the medium with neighbors and clients who became friends, hosting such visionary themed shows as Poster 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.



    Lot 31: Gleneagles Gold Course / The "Howe O' Hope on the "King's," designer unknown, circa 1920. Estimate $5,000 to $7,500.



    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.



    Lot 70: J. Stall, Champagne Joseph Perrier, circa 1929.

    Estimate $2,500 to $3,500.

    Lot 48: Eileen Mayo, Australia / The Great Barrier Reef, circa 1956. Estimate $2,500 to $3,500.



    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.



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    For more information on the sale contact a specialist in the Vintage Posters department.



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