Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is pleased to announce the upcoming auction of an outstanding collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth century vintage posters from the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia that will take place on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The collection comes from Mr. Herbert M. “Tippen” Davidson Jr.’s Collection of The Daytona Beach News-Journal, acquired by Cox Communications and then gifted to the High Museum. The lots to be sold will benefit the museum’s Acquisitions Fund. The sale offers an impressive array of genre and period posters with over 300 historically relevant and stylistically striking lots.
Among the multitude of posters from the period between 1880 and 1905, the collection has a unique and keen selection of the morning and evening journals and newspapers that were largely produced during France’s Third Republic. Notable posters include Louis Charles Bombled’s Le Radical publie Les Misérables par Victor Hugo ($500/$700) and Jules Chéret’s Le Radical, La Closerie des Genets ($600/$800). Other highlights include Alfred Choubrac’s 1898 Le Petit Bleu ($800/$1,200) and Georges Dorival’s 1910 La Cote ($500/$700).