Vintage Posters

The Vintage Posters department, led by Swann President and Principal Auctioneer Nicholas D. Lowry, conducts at least four sales per year: two broad Vintage Poster auctions that encompass a range of eras and styles, and specialized sales for Rare & Important Travel Posters and for Graphic Design, which offers Modernist posters and ephemera. As the only major auction house with a department dedicated to this field, our sales have become resources for collectors and scholars alike.

Top prices include $75,000 for Champions du Monde by Adolphe Mouron Cassandre in May 2016; $300,000 for Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Moulin Rouge in 2008; and $312,000 for Alphonse Mucha’s Ilsée Princesse de Tripoli in 2007. Important single-owner auctions include Alphonse Mucha & Masters of Art Nouveau: The Harry C. Meyerhoff Collection, 2017; The Chassaing Collection of French Art Deco Posters, 2003; The Complete Poster Works of Roger Broders, 2011; and The Julius Paul Collection of Posters, 2013.

Specialists

Nicholas D. Lowry

Director
212-254-4710 ext. 53

Lauren Goldberg

Specialist & Department Manager
(212) 254-4710 ext. 57

Jennifer De Candia

Administrator
(212) 254-4710 ext. 53

Department ScheduleSee Past Auctions

Oct 151:00PM ET

Rare & Important Travel Posters

Winter 2021

The Artists of the WPA

A curated auction presenting WPA-era artwork, photographs, and related material. The New Deal and its related agencies represented an unprecedented investment in art and artists, setting the scene for the twentieth century's art movements, and establishing the careers of diverse creatives, including women, Black artists, photographers, and muralists. Consign Now

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