A Blizzard of New Acquisitions! - Hard to Find Posters at International Poster Gallery On view at International Poster Gallery’s 205 Newbury Street location is a dazzling array of new items in all prices, sizes, and subjects.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - BOSTON –On view at International Poster Gallery’s Newbury Street location is a dazzling array of new items in all prices, sizes, and subjects. This flurry of new inventory includes more than 70 hard to find in-store displays by Mauzan, Cappiello, Boccasile, and Kosel, travel posters of Italian and French destinations, mid-century Modernist designs, Post-Modern posters, and of course food and beverage classics such as Mauzan’s wonderful Bonomelli. These new acquisitions and many others will be on view from March 1, 2006 until April 15, 2006. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday noon to 6pm. The Gallery is located at 205 Newbury Street in Boston. Call (617) 375-0076 or visit www.internationalposter.com for more information.
The Internet has greatly expanded the poster market, with motivated collectors in every corner of the globe. New record prices are constantly achieved for important works in every poster category, especially as more collectors enter the market with more knowledge and buying power. Scarcity is also an issue, particularly for posters before World War II in good condition. Nevertheless, compared with other collectibles and fine art, posters are still affordable and attractively priced.
"At International Poster Gallery we work hard to offer not only the highest quality, but also the widest variety of posters available," says owner and poster expert, Jim Lapides.
"Among the new treasures featured in our gallery is Candido Aragonese de Faria’s alpine ski resort poster entitled Cachat’s Majestic: Chamonix – Mont Blanc (winter) ca. 1914. Also on display is Leonetto Capiello’s classic Bitter Campari of 1921, which showcases his brilliant use of dark backgrounds that emphasize the product and its name. Considered the "Father of Modern Advertising," Capiello’s style and prolific body of work helped to revolutionize advertising design."
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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