The largest exhibition of original posters by the artist ever assembled will be shown at the International Poster Center.
Particulars: October 8 - 26. Mon-Fri, 9-5; Sat/Sun, 11-6.
45 original works by one of the greatest graphic designers of the 20th century. The veritable master of Art Deco, these images by A.M. Cassandre capture the best of the era, displaying the origins of Modern art.
Highlights of the exhibition include his most famous ship and travel posters, from the raw power of the Nord Express to the provocative innovation of his Wagon-Bar, from the iconic and timeless Normandie to the quiet and haunting Route Bleue. Dozens of images with which we are so familiar today, all presented in their original forms.
Also on display will be his iconic advertisements for food and fashion, including the revolutionary Dubonnet and the Cubist-inspired Grand-Sport. Adding flavor to this already-exciting collection are some rare variants, unrealized prints, and books by the artist, including his Ernest hat poster, one of three known copies in the world.
On their own, these designs are masterpieces; together, they are an exhibition of a lifetime.
All will be on view, free to the public beginning Friday, October 8 through Tuesday, October 26 (M-F, 9-5; Sat/Sun, 11-6). They will then be part of Poster Auction International’s 51st auction of rare, vintage posters on Sunday, November 14. Catalogue available online at www.posterauctions.com.
For 25 years, Poster Auctions International, in conjunction with the International Poster Center, has been the world’s preeminent auctioneer of original, vintage posters. The offices and showroom are located at 601 W. 26th Street. For information: www.posterauctions.com or contact Angelina Lippert at 212-787-4000.