New Acquisitions for the New Year! at International Poster Gallery Discover New Acquisitions for the New Year! at International Poster Gallery, an exhibition celebrating the latest additions to the gallery through March 18, 2007.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - BOSTON – Discover New Acquisitions for the New Year! at International Poster Gallery on Newbury Street, an exhibition celebrating the latest additions to the gallery with wide-ranging themes from winter sports and travel to the arts, food and beverage. The new works along with others from the gallery’s extensive collection will be on view from January 16 until March 18, 2007. 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 http://www.internationalposter.com for information.
Show highlights include:
• Pastilles Geraudel , 1896, by Jules Cheret. Cheret was the father of the advertising poster, having developed the "3 Stone Process" that made color stone lithography feasible for commercial purposes. By the 1890’s, known as the Belle Epoque in France, he was so successful that he was said to have transformed the boulevards of Paris into an "Art Gallery of the Streets". His young beauties became a fixture on the billboards of Paris, so much so that they became known as "Cherettes." One of the most poetic was the floating beauty in this poster for cough drops. Cheret has cleverly placed her in a snowstorm with large flakes that subtly remind us of the product.
• Davos, 1907, by Walther Koch. Exactly 100 years old in 2007, this antique poster depicts Davos, a famous Swiss ski resort. This early Swiss lithographic poster reflects both Germanic influences and the simplicity of the Arts and Crafts style.
• Nunc est bibendum - Michelin, 1896, by O'Galop (Marius Rossilon). A humorous poster where the Michelin tire man is holding a cocktail of broken glass, horseshoes, knives and nails and making a toast to the deflated tires beside him. Michelin was one of the leading tire manufacturers in Europe and the Michelin man was one of the very first product characters ever invented. This is the rare original printing from 1896.
"At International Poster Gallery we search far and wide to find high quality and unique posters in a wide variety of styles, subjects and prices. The hunt is getting more difficult, but I feel we have a wealth of new acquisitions which will delight neophyte and experienced collector alike," comments owner and poster expert Jim Lapides.
Since opening in 1994 on Newbury Street, International Poster Gallery has hosted more than 30 thematic exhibitions of original vintage posters. Many of these have been specialized, in-depth surveys, including exhibitions on posters of the Russian Revolution, The Golden Age of Travel 1890-1939, Art Deco and Art Nouveau, and the first exhibitions dedicated to Italian posters in this country.
The gallery’s website, http://www.internationalposter.com, features more than 4,000 posters of diverse styles and subjects with thumbnails and offers helpful information about collecting original posters. A powerful search engine on the site allows viewers to search the inventory thoroughly and easily by subject, country, style, poster artist, size or keyword.