Nouveau, Advertising, Propaganda-Vintage Posters  

Nouveau, Advertising, Propaganda-Vintage Posters

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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).

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The sale will also offer magnificent examples of Art Nouveau posters including Emile Bertrand’s 1899 lithograph for the Théâtre National de l’Opéra-Comique: Cendrillon Conte de Fées ($800/$1,200), which publicizes the production of Henri Cain’s fairytale Cendrillon and composer Jules Massenet. Others include Henri Privat-Livemont’s La Reforme Publiera le 5 Septembre L’orgueil d’une mère, 1896 ($800/$1,200) and J. Leonce Burret’s Lire Le Chat Noir, 1897 ($800/$1,200).

 

Also striking are posters by American artists, such as George Reiter Brill’s Philadelphia Sunday Press ($400/$600), Louis John Rhead’s vibrant New York Herald, Sunday, March 22, 1896 ($800/$1,200) and Jean Carlu’s Top People Read the Times Wherever They Go, circa 1940 ($500/$700). Wonderful representations of Tomi Ungerer’s work as an artist will also be offered, including a run of his whimsically illustrated posters for The Village Voice that ran as an advertisement campaign in the 1960s.

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leslie hindman vintage posters

Additional auction highlights include Adolphe Mouron Cassandre’s illustration from 1937, Project for a Newspaper Poster ($600/$800) that reflects his constant correspondence with his surrealist and objective peers and a selection of propagandistic posters from the Soviet era, such as Grain Harvest, 1938 ($200 to $400), promulgating Alexey Stakhanov, a Soviet Union miner and hero of Socialist Labor. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is pleased to offer a selection that extends far beyond a single style; the multitude of genres and periods in which the posters have been produced will serve to a wide range of connoisseurs.

 

Public Preview: Friday, June 19 through Monday, June 22, 2015

For information regarding condition reports, bid registration and consignment inquiries, please contact Zachary Wirsum at 312-334-4259 or zachary@lesliehindman.com.

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