Deco the Halls! 12th Annual Holiday Poster Show At International Poster Gallery BOSTON – International Poster Gallery located at 205 Newbury Street in Boston celebrates the holidays with a playful and elegant selection of more than thirty seasonal antique posters!
World War II. One of the best is Franz Lenhart’s 1930 Sports Invernali in Italia that features a racer shooting down a steep slope with Futurist "lines of force" accentuating his dynamism. From northern Europe is Davidsen’s Norway, the Home of Ski-ing(c. 1935), in which a naked skier raises his arms at the midnight sun to express his unbridled joy.
A final theme of Deco the Halls! encompasses all other types of entertainment. A rare announcement from the Belle Epoque is a recent discovery from Rudolf Salis’ Chat Noir cabaret by Henri Riviere, with a border of yowling cats. From Italy is one of the most sublime of opera posters, Gianni Schicchi di G. Puccini (1919) by one of Italy’s greatest poster designers, Leopoldo Metlicovitz. Classic earth tones of beige and green offset the rich red tones of the clever schemer, the star of the one-act comic opera. A final highlight is Georges Villa’s masterful portrait of French pianist Jeanne Bayle (1928), an Art Deco gem in yellow, red and black.
Since its opening over 10 years ago, IPG has gained a reputation for its world-class collection of original vintage posters. Owner James Lapides has written extensively on posters, and is widely recognized as an expert in the field. In addition to gallery shows and special exhibitions, IPG's award-winning website, www.internationalposter.com, offers the largest, most comprehensive on-line collection of vintage advertising posters in the world. Launched in 1998, the site now contains nearly 4,000 images accessible through a powerful search engine.
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* Interviews with gallery owner Jim Lapides are encouraged.