News-Antique.com - Nov 21,2008 - International Poster Gallery announces their 15th annual holiday poster show “Holiday Wishes”. An annual tradition, the show features a wide variety of vintage posters and smaller graphics, with unique gift ideas running the gamut of both price and personal taste. The show also benefits from a host of new acquisitions, with categories including travel, sports, skiing, and the arts. The exhibition runs December 2 through January 16, 2008. 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
With a focus on gift giving, the pieces in the holiday show represent a diverse array of categories to accommodate even the most discerning recipient. Poster categories include travel, sports, skiing, the arts, wine, culinary delights and more. Exhibition highlights include an Art Deco poster by Federico Seneca, advertising Buitoni pasta; a bold advertisement by Martin Peikert for the St. Moritz Ski Resort; a 1902 champagne poster by Leonetto Cappiello; and a coveted design by the famous French artist Jean Carlu for the Paris Summer Fair of 1935.
International Poster Gallery also offers more than 1,000 small graphics, many of which are already framed. These smaller works are ideal for kitchens, hallways, powder rooms and bar areas where a unique and thematic touch of design is needed. This diverse category includes not only small posters, but also vintage labels from top-shelf spirits, postcards, menus and wine lists, 19th Century French cabaret programs and tickets, magazine advertisements and more. With many of these works available under $100, they can also accommodate most gift budgets.
In addition to gallery shows and special exhibitions, IPG’s award-winning website, www.internationalposter.com offers the largest, most comprehensive online collection of vintage advertising posters in the world. Originally launched in 1998, the site contains nearly 4,500 images accessible through a powerful search engine.