Five Rare Books for Collectors: Vintage Posters
Highlights of the Swann Galleries Vintage Posters auction on August 3 include:
* Buffalo Bill’s Wild West & Pioneer Exhibition, 1907 (estimate $8,000 - $12,000) from the Early American entertainment section
* Keep Calm And Carry On, 1939, among a featured selection of World War and propaganda posters including the iconic I Want You (estimate $10,000 - $15,000).
* Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, 2E. Exposition Des Artistes Animaliers, 1909 (estimate $8,000 - $12,000) is among the French Art Nouveau posters going under the hammer
* Leopoldo Metlicovitz, Alla Spezia, 1907 (estimate $10,000 to $15,000), an example of the more than 50 Italian Liberty-style posters in the sale featuring the work of many of Italy’s most renowned graphic designers including Oswaldo Balerio, Luigi Bompard, Mario Borgoni, Marcello Dudovich, Giovanni Mataloni, Aldo Mazza, Leopoldo Metlicovitz, Aleardo Terzi.
* Damola / Ch. Takeda & Co (estimate $800 to $1,200), part of an outstanding run of very rare Art Deco Japanese advertising posters.