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Posters

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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POSTER INSCRIBED BY THE ARTIST, GORDON KISSINGER
Jun 30, 11:00 AM EDT
POSTER INSCRIBED BY THE ARTIST, GORDON KISSINGER
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $300
$47513 Bids
BOULLAIRE, Jacques (French, 1893 – 1976). One Drawing and T...
Jun 26, 10:00 AM CDT
BOULLAIRE, Jacques (French, 1893 – 1976). One Drawing and T...
by Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
Est: $300- $500
$5508 Bids
SOUTH AFRICA, NINE ANTI-APARTHEID POSTERS
Jun 20, 7:00 PM CEST
SOUTH AFRICA, NINE ANTI-APARTHEID POSTERS
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €70- €120
€1608 Bids
CAPPIELLO ORIGINAL HUGE LE BAS REVEL POSTER 1929 ON LINEN
Jun 22, 10:00 AM EDT
CAPPIELLO ORIGINAL HUGE LE BAS REVEL POSTER 1929 ON LINEN
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$906 Bids
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Original Vintage Cognac Otard Rare Leonetto Cappiello Poster Oversize
Jun 20, 12:00 PM EDT
Original Vintage Cognac Otard Rare Leonetto Cappiello Poster Oversize
by The Ross Art Group, Inc
Est: $6,000- $8,000
$6,0005 Bids
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Willi's Wine Bar Paris Original Vintage Poster 1995 by Serge Clement
Jun 20, 12:00 PM EDT
Willi's Wine Bar Paris Original Vintage Poster 1995 by Serge Clement
by The Ross Art Group, Inc
Est: $300- $500
$2755 Bids
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Original Vintage Jean Cocteau Film Poster Le Testament d'Orphee 1960
Jun 20, 12:00 PM EDT
Original Vintage Jean Cocteau Film Poster Le Testament d'Orphee 1960
by The Ross Art Group, Inc
Est: $600- $1,000
$5005 Bids
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Original Vintage Cognac Monnet Poster by Leonetto Cappiello Printed in 1927
Jun 20, 12:00 PM EDT
Original Vintage Cognac Monnet Poster by Leonetto Cappiello Printed in 1927
by The Ross Art Group, Inc
Est: $6,000- $8,000
$4,0005 Bids
France - Bretagne travel poster
Jun 22, 10:00 AM EDT
France - Bretagne travel poster
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $150- $300
$554 Bids
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Champagne Joseph Perrier Poster by Stall 1930's Original Vintage French Liquor
Jun 20, 12:00 PM EDT
Champagne Joseph Perrier Poster by Stall 1930's Original Vintage French Liquor
by The Ross Art Group, Inc
Est: $2,800- $3,500
$1,8004 Bids
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Cordial Campari Poster by Nizzoli 1926 Original - Art Deco Oversized
Jun 20, 12:00 PM EDT
Cordial Campari Poster by Nizzoli 1926 Original - Art Deco Oversized
by The Ross Art Group, Inc
Est: $8,000- $10,000
$4,4004 Bids
Poster by Howard L. Malitte - New Zealand Wellington
Jun 29, 5:00 AM CEST
Poster by Howard L. Malitte - New Zealand Wellington
by Van Sabben Poster Auctions
Est: €200- €400
€3004 Bids
BISCARETTI DI RUFFIA, C. (1879-1959). ANISETTA EVANGELISTI LIQUORE DA DESSERT
Jun 20, 7:00 PM CEST
BISCARETTI DI RUFFIA, C. (1879-1959). ANISETTA EVANGELISTI LIQUORE DA DESSERT
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €200- €400
€4204 Bids
FRAMED EXHIBITION POSTER, SIGNED
Jun 28, 11:00 AM EDT
FRAMED EXHIBITION POSTER, SIGNED
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $75
$704 Bids
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Original Vintage Cappiello Cinzano Vermouth Poster by Leonetto Cappiello 1910 Man on Striped Horse
Jun 20, 12:00 PM EDT
Original Vintage Cappiello Cinzano Vermouth Poster by Leonetto Cappiello 1910 Man on Striped Horse
by The Ross Art Group, Inc
Est: $7,500- $8,500
$3,8004 Bids
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Original Vintage Italian Campari Poster by Nizzoli 1926 Large Format
Jun 20, 12:00 PM EDT
Original Vintage Italian Campari Poster by Nizzoli 1926 Large Format
by The Ross Art Group, Inc
Est: $7,000- $9,000
$4,4004 Bids
KEITH HARING, STEDELIJK MUSEUM POSTER 1986
Jun 21, 7:00 PM CEST
KEITH HARING, STEDELIJK MUSEUM POSTER 1986
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €200- €400
€2403 Bids
[SKIING] CELADA, G. (1912-1994). DOLOMITES POSTER
Jun 20, 7:00 PM CEST
[SKIING] CELADA, G. (1912-1994). DOLOMITES POSTER
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €150- €300
€3203 Bids
RICHARD SERRA, SIGNED EXHIBITION POSTER
Jun 21, 7:00 PM CEST
RICHARD SERRA, SIGNED EXHIBITION POSTER
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €100- €200
€1203 Bids
FRANK STELLA, CASTELLI EXHIBITION POSTER 1969
Jun 21, 7:00 PM CEST
FRANK STELLA, CASTELLI EXHIBITION POSTER 1969
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €80- €150
€803 Bids
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The Supremes at Lincoln Center Original Vintage Poster 1965 by Joe Eula
Jun 20, 12:00 PM EDT
The Supremes at Lincoln Center Original Vintage Poster 1965 by Joe Eula
by The Ross Art Group, Inc
Est: $500- $800
$3753 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
€1103 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
$6503 Bids
ANTIQUE RAILROAD STRIKE POSTER, ORIGINAL
Jun 19, 6:00 PM EDT
ANTIQUE RAILROAD STRIKE POSTER, ORIGINAL
by Simonetta Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$63 Bids

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