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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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[POSTERS] KEITH HARING (1958-1990)
Dec 08, 7:00 PM CET
[POSTERS] KEITH HARING (1958-1990)
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €100- €200
€30010 Bids
[POSTERS] BOEKENWEEK 1946 4-11 MEI
Dec 08, 7:00 PM CET
[POSTERS] BOEKENWEEK 1946 4-11 MEI
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €70- €120
€1906 Bids
[POSTERS] [ENAMEL BILLBOARD] WILLY SLUITER (1873-1949) N.V. DE VEREENIGDE GLASVERZEKERING MIJ
Dec 08, 7:00 PM CET
[POSTERS] [ENAMEL BILLBOARD] WILLY SLUITER (1873-1949) N.V. DE VEREENIGDE GLASVERZEKERING MIJ
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €500- €1,000
€1,1005 Bids
FIRST ISSUE OF FLAGG'S 'I WANT YOU' POSTER
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
FIRST ISSUE OF FLAGG'S 'I WANT YOU' POSTER
by Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
Est: $6,000- $8,000
$5,0004 Bids
Maitres Affiches by Hohenstein - Iris. 180
Dec 11, 10:00 AM CST
Maitres Affiches by Hohenstein - Iris. 180
by Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
Est: $500- $1,000
$1104 Bids
[POSTERS] [ENAMEL BILLBOARD] ROOKT V. ROSSEM'S TROOST
Dec 08, 7:00 PM CET
[POSTERS] [ENAMEL BILLBOARD] ROOKT V. ROSSEM'S TROOST
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €250- €500
€4004 Bids
[POSTERS] [ENAMEL BILLBOARD] HEEMAF
Dec 08, 7:00 PM CET
[POSTERS] [ENAMEL BILLBOARD] HEEMAF
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €150- €300
€2604 Bids
AFTER GEORGES HAMEL: "5EME GRAND PRIX AUTOMOBILE"
Dec 09, 9:00 AM PST
AFTER GEORGES HAMEL: "5EME GRAND PRIX AUTOMOBILE"
by Abell Auction
Est: $100- $200
$1253 Bids
Maitres Affiches by Toulouse-Lautrec - La Chaine Simpson
Dec 11, 10:00 AM CST
Maitres Affiches by Toulouse-Lautrec - La Chaine Simpson
by Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
Est: $1,500- $3,500
$603 Bids
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Henri Matisse - A Thousand and One Nights - 1999 Offset Lithograph 9.75" x 14.75"
Dec 07, 11:15 AM EST
Henri Matisse - A Thousand and One Nights - 1999 Offset Lithograph 9.75" x 14.75"
by DUMBO Auctions
Est: $300- $400
$1502 Bids
[POSTERS] [RAILWAYS/ ENAMEL BILLBOARD] ALLE RECLAME BIJ DE NED. SPOORWEGEN N.V. 'T RAEDTHUYS
Dec 08, 7:00 PM CET
[POSTERS] [RAILWAYS/ ENAMEL BILLBOARD] ALLE RECLAME BIJ DE NED. SPOORWEGEN N.V. 'T RAEDTHUYS
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €400- €800
€5502 Bids
Three Vintage Rock Posters
Dec 08, 9:00 AM PST
Three Vintage Rock Posters
by Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
Est: $125- $175
$902 Bids
[Soviet]. Poster "All hail our large multiethnic country". E. Kudryashova. 1961.
Dec 08, 3:00 PM CET
[Soviet]. Poster "All hail our large multiethnic country". E. Kudryashova. 1961.
by Artmaximum
Est: €100- €200
€502 Bids
[POSTERS] [ENAMEL BILLBOARD] FUNKE'S ROGGEBROOD
Dec 08, 7:00 PM CET
[POSTERS] [ENAMEL BILLBOARD] FUNKE'S ROGGEBROOD
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €70- €120
€802 Bids
[POSTERS] [BOEKENWEEKGESCHENK] GEEF EEN BOEK
Dec 08, 7:00 PM CET
[POSTERS] [BOEKENWEEKGESCHENK] GEEF EEN BOEK
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €80- €150
€1302 Bids
Maitres Affiches by Steinlen - Lait Pur Sterilise
Dec 11, 10:00 AM CST
Maitres Affiches by Steinlen - Lait Pur Sterilise
by Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$1102 Bids
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Prinz Eugen - Necktank - Lithograph 14" x 17.25"
Dec 07, 11:15 AM EST
Prinz Eugen - Necktank - Lithograph 14" x 17.25"
by DUMBO Auctions
Est: $125- $200
$1002 Bids
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Javacheff Christo - Surrounded Islands Miami - 1980 Offset Lithograph - SIGNED 39" x 25"
Dec 07, 11:15 AM EST
Javacheff Christo - Surrounded Islands Miami - 1980 Offset Lithograph - SIGNED 39" x 25"
by DUMBO Auctions
Est: $900- $1,200
$8002 Bids
BANKSY 'Exit Through the Gift Shop' Original Poster
Dec 11, 12:00 PM PST
BANKSY 'Exit Through the Gift Shop' Original Poster
by Signari Gallery, LLC
Est: $300- $400
$502 Bids
MARCELLO NIZZOLI (1887-1960)
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CET
MARCELLO NIZZOLI (1887-1960)
by Bernaerts Auctioneers
Est: €800- €1,200
€8001 Bid
RMS Titanic White Star Line Framed Poster
Dec 12, 2:00 PM EST
RMS Titanic White Star Line Framed Poster
by Pace & Hong Auctions, LLC
Est: $0- $0
$81 Bid
MANUEL ORAZI (1860-1934) Art Nouveau Woman with Sunflower Headdress. * Art Nouveau Woman Holding Kettle. [POSTERS]
Dec 16, 12:00 PM EST
MANUEL ORAZI (1860-1934) Art Nouveau Woman with Sunflower Headdress. * Art Nouveau Woman Holding Kettle. [POSTERS]
by Swann Auction Galleries
Est: $7,000- $10,000
$5,2001 Bid
WAYZGOOSE PRESS SANCTIONS POSTER
Dec 10, 12:00 PM AEDT
WAYZGOOSE PRESS SANCTIONS POSTER
by Sydney Rare Book Auctions
Est: AUD50- AUD100
AUD301 Bid

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