13th Annual Summer Poster Show at International Poster GAllery Live vicariously this summer through International Poster Gallery’s 13th Annual Summer Poster Show featuring a stunning array of summer sybaritic pleasures including travel, food and beverage, sports,
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Live vicariously this summer through International Poster Gallery’s 13th Annual Summer Poster Show featuring a stunning array of summer sybaritic pleasures including travel, food and beverage, sports, shopping and more. The exhibition opens July 1, 2006 and runs through September 3, 2006 (July 4th weekend through Labor Day). The show is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday noon to 6 pm. The Gallery is located at 205 Newbury Street in Boston. Call (617) 375-0076 or visit www.internationalposter.com for information.
The show opens with Jules Cheret’s 8 foot tall poster depicting a young woman with a basket of wild flowers. Cheret created this poster at the beginning of the poster craze of the 1890’s for a department store called the Belle Jardiniere (Beautiful Gardener), but for some unknown reason it was rejected by the client. The design was quickly snapped up by Edmond Sagot, the pioneering print and poster dealer, who saw it as a marvelous supplement for his first poster catalog that was about to be published. This 5 color poster came folded and was included in the 112 page catalog for the bargain sum of 10 francs. It is surely one of the most beautiful of Cheret's posters, with stunningly fresh color. Other posters for shopping treats, include Bally shoes, sun tan oils and bicycles.
Another seasonal treat is a 1930s poster for Prunier, a purveyor of seafood that features a jovial fishmonger at the shore with fresh fish under both arms. With sailboats in the distance, it evokes the simple pleasures of summer vacations at the shore. If you prefer music while you dine, you might enjoy a lobster that plays the double bass in a Pre-War award-winning poster by Charles Kuhn for Davos’ Belvedere Hotel and Casino.
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The show continues with a strong selection of travel posters from around the globe. One focus is a group of ocean liners, including a spectacular Cunard Poster of the venerable Aquitania by Rosenvinge from around 1914. Cassandre is represented by a rare version of the Normandie (1935) and his Precisionist inspired Statendam (1929), and Cote D’Azur (1931). Exotic travel posters include several from Tasmania and Australia, as well as posters for deep sea fishing in New Zealand and fly fishing in Canada. Posters from stateside include railroad posters from Mt. Rainier, Yellowstone, Alaska and Pullman.
The summer show is rounded out with several posters for sports. A rare classic is Norman Rockwell’s1939 poster for a Saturday Evening Post cover, entitled 100th Year of Baseball. Baseball posters in general are rare, and this one even more so! A final treat is a fine selection of racing posters, from Geo Ham’s rare 1936 Monaco Grand Prix to Garcia’s dynamic X Gran Premio Internacional Pena Rhin of 1950.
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