Vintage Posters: Winter-Spring 2020 Highlights

At Auction February 13

 
 

Ski poster enthusiasts always find something appealing in our winter Vintage Posters auction, but most exciting is the offering of rare and important Art Nouveau posters, which features some of the most famous works by key artists of the era. Also included are many wonderful works from that period that may not be as well known, but are equally impressive.

 
 

Art Nouveau

 

Notable artists of the fin de siècle era include Jules Chèret, Georges de Feure, Eugène Grasset, Arnost Hofbauer, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec.

     
Alphonse Mucha, Job, 1896.
Lot 54: Alphonse Mucha, Job, 1896. $12,000 to $18,000.
 
Lot 51: Georges de Feure, Le Journal des Ventes, 1898.
Lot 51: Georges de Feure, Le Journal des Ventes, 1898. $4,000 to $6,000.
 

Art Nouveau Cycling Posters


 
Alphonse Mucha, Cycles Perfecta, 1897.
Lot 56: Alphonse Mucha, Cycles Perfecta, 1897. $15,000 to $20,000.
 
Edward Penfield, Orient Cycles / Lead the Leaders, circa 1895.
Lot 6: Edward Penfield, Orient Cycles / Lead the Leaders, circa 1895. $8,000 to $12,000.
 
Adrien Barrère, L'Ideal du Touriste, 1903.
Lot 7: Adrien Barrère, L’Ideal du Touriste, 1903. $3,000 to $4,000.
   
 

Travel Posters

   

Winter Resort & Ski Posters


 

The skiiers and aspiring chalet-dwellers among us will delight at scarce posters for Sun Valley by Dwight Shepler and Winters in Switzerland by Emil Cardinaux. Also available are ski images by Sascha Maurer, José Morell and Knut Yran.

   
Sascha Maurer, Flexible Flyer Splitkein / Smuggler's Notch, circa 1935.
Lot 235: Sascha Maurer, Flexible Flyer Splitkein / Smuggler’s Notch, circa 1935. $2,000 to $3,000.
 
Emil Cardinaux, Winter in der Schweiz, 1921.
Lot 214: Emil Cardinaux, Winter in der Schweiz, 1921. $12,000 to $18,000.
   
 

Twentieth Century

 

Art Deco


 
Louis Bonhajo, Vote / League of Women Voters, 1920.
Lot 166: Louis Bonhajo, Vote / League of Women Voters, 1920. $2,000 to $3,000.
       

Work Incentive Posters


       

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Exhibition Begins February 8

The exhibition is free to attend and open to the public. We welcome special and educational groups with advance notice—send an inquiry to rsvp@swanngalleries.com.

 

Exhibition Hours

Saturday, February 8 — 12 PM to 5 PM

Monday, February 10 — 10 AM to 6 PM

Tuesday, February 11 — 10 AM to 6 PM

Wednesday, February 12 — 10 AM to 6 PM

 
 

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