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Posters - General

The poster as it is recognized today did not fully emerge until around 1860, though its roots in reproduced public advertising can be traced to the 15th century with the invention of lithography. Lithography made the production of bright, multicolored posters inexpensive and simple. The 1890s saw the rise of the poster’s popularity as the Art Nouveau style came into fashion.

Before the proliferation of television and film, the poster held the most political power of all visual media. It was simple to produce, able to be displayed anywhere the public could view it, and had an immediate and intimate influence on audiences. In 1914 with the onset of World War I, the poster took on new importance as war propaganda, fueling biases, galvanizing troops, and motivating the recruiting effort.

As the early 20th century ushered in the reign of industry, the poster took on new life in advertising for practically any and all goods, services, and occasions, from the rudimentary folk stylings of early harmonica flyers to the sleek and otherworldly geometry found in successive World’s Fair announcements. While the propagation of the physical poster has diminished in light of a digital society, the poster remains a critical and crucial form or artistic, social, and political expression in the 21st century.

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A Leuralla The Showplace of the Blue Mountain Display Poster, 97/1000
May 30, 6:00 PM AEST
A Leuralla The Showplace of the Blue Mountain Display Poster, 97/1000
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD2205 Bids
BANKSY 'Tesco Soup Cans' (2006-2017) Rare Custom Framed Poster
May 28, 1:00 PM PDT
BANKSY 'Tesco Soup Cans' (2006-2017) Rare Custom Framed Poster
by Signari Gallery, LLC
Est: $2,000- $2,500
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NEGRO AMERICA LEAGUE ORIGINAL BASEBALL POSTER
Jun 09, 10:30 AM EDT
NEGRO AMERICA LEAGUE ORIGINAL BASEBALL POSTER
by Farrin's country Auctions
Est: $0- $0
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Félicien Rops (1833-1898) attribué à - La nouvelle…
Jun 04, 1:30 PM CEST
Félicien Rops (1833-1898) attribué à - La nouvelle…
by Limoges Encheres
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STIK 'Holding Hands' (2020) Hackney Today Rare LE 5-Poster Set
May 28, 1:00 PM PDT
STIK 'Holding Hands' (2020) Hackney Today Rare LE 5-Poster Set
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Est: $1,500- $2,000
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After Marc Chagall and After Franz Fiedler, Two Galerie Maeght Poster
May 29, 10:00 AM EDT
After Marc Chagall and After Franz Fiedler, Two Galerie Maeght Poster
by Weschler's
Est: $20- $40
$253 Bids
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Bundle- 2 Assorted Andy Warhol Original Posters
May 28, 11:15 AM EDT
Bundle- 2 Assorted Andy Warhol Original Posters
by DUMBO Auctions
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ED MELL "TWO PETUNIAS" SIGNED POSTER
Jun 09, 9:00 AM MST
ED MELL "TWO PETUNIAS" SIGNED POSTER
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
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Original Vintage David Klein Fly TWA Poster - Holy Land Israel c1960
Jun 20, 12:00 PM EDT
Original Vintage David Klein Fly TWA Poster - Holy Land Israel c1960
by The Ross Art Group, Inc
Est: $800- $1,200
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Maitres Affiches - PAIR: Inland Printer & Don Quixote
Jun 01, 10:00 AM CDT
Maitres Affiches - PAIR: Inland Printer & Don Quixote
by Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
Est: $400- $800
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ALLEN SAPP - Kid Has Two Dogs
Jun 02, 1:00 PM CST
ALLEN SAPP - Kid Has Two Dogs
by Saskatchewan Network for Art Collecting
Est: $150- $200
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Maitres Affiches by Cheret - PAIR: Saxoleine & Bals de l'Opera en 1899
Jun 01, 10:00 AM CDT
Maitres Affiches by Cheret - PAIR: Saxoleine & Bals de l'Opera en 1899
by Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
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SOUTH AFRICA, NINE ANTI-APARTHEID POSTERS
Jun 20, 7:00 PM CEST
SOUTH AFRICA, NINE ANTI-APARTHEID POSTERS
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €70- €120
€702 Bids
SOUTH AFRICA, EIGHT POSTERS PROMOTING A BOYCOTT OF SHELL
Jun 20, 7:00 PM CEST
SOUTH AFRICA, EIGHT POSTERS PROMOTING A BOYCOTT OF SHELL
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €70- €120
€702 Bids
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May 29, 11:00 AM EDT
Lot of Vintage Posters/Window Cards
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $50- $100
$101 Bid
Pasolini, Pier Paolo (Bologna, 5 marzo 1922 – Ostia, Roma, 2 novembre 1975)
May 28, 3:00 PM CEST
Pasolini, Pier Paolo (Bologna, 5 marzo 1922 – Ostia, Roma, 2 novembre 1975)
by Bertolami Fine Art s.r.l.
Est: €600- €700
€2401 Bid
[MUSIC]. NEWMAN, Earl, artist. Monterey Jazz Festival. September 1969.
May 31, 10:00 AM EDT
[MUSIC]. NEWMAN, Earl, artist. Monterey Jazz Festival. September 1969.
by Hindman
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
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Larry Rivers - 20th Anniversary Of Lincoln Center - 1979 Offset Lithograph 26" x 35"
May 28, 11:15 AM EDT
Larry Rivers - 20th Anniversary Of Lincoln Center - 1979 Offset Lithograph 26" x 35"
by DUMBO Auctions
Est: $125- $150
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