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Auction Description for Swann: Vintage Posters

Vintage Posters

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

442 lots | 441 with images

August 4, 2004

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

ANONYMOUS BRIONI.

Lot 1: ANONYMOUS BRIONI.

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Description: 39 1/4x27 inches. Coen & Co., Milan.Condition A-: minor repaired tear and discoloration in margins.A polo player on a white horse and a woman playing golf, with the pink coastal resort in the background. A resort on the Adriatic where wealthy Europeans played polo and golf in the 20s and 30s, Brioni inspired a high-end mens clothing store of the same name; against a gray background, lettering in orange.

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CANNES.  Circa 1910.

Lot 2: CANNES. Circa 1910.

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Description: 42x30 inches.Condition B+: restored losses and repaired tears in margins.A photographic poster of the palm tree-lined promenade and city of Cannes, on the French Riviera. Long before the famed International Film Festival, Cannes' warm weather and elegance were its primary attractions; lettering in red against a blue sky. Riviera 395.

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CUBA.

Lot 3: CUBA.

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Description: 30 1/4x21 inches. Artes Graphicas, Cuba.Condition B+: tears and creases in margins; creases and horizontal folds. Paper.A festively-dressed woman is dancing beneath stone arches off a verdant Cuban courtyard, epitomizing the carefree, beautiful way of life in Cuba. A scarce pre-Castro image.

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[DIVER.]

Lot 4: [DIVER.]

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Description: 40 1/2x30 1/2. inches. Arthur Albrecht, Karlsruhe.Condition B+: repaired tears and minor creases in margins.A brown swimmer wearing a white bathing suit is diving against a green background.

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GULF COAST / GO GREYHOUND.

Lot 5: GULF COAST / GO GREYHOUND.

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Description: 40x30 inches.Condition A. Paper.A red, green, white and blue striped beach ball is catching some rays on the sand, with all the needed accessories: a yellow straw hat, white towel and kitschy, jeweled sunglasses; multicolored lettering.

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