In a timely offering, vintage Olympic game posters include Hernando Gonzallo Villa’s 1932 design for the Santa Fe Railroad promoting travel to Los Angeles for the games ($4,000-6,000); the official poster for the 1936 summer game in Berlin by Franz Würbel ($2,000-3,000); and a group of 13 posters from The Bridge to the Future series aimed at bringing the 2012 games to San Francisco’s Bay Area ($3,000-4,000).
Classic examples of Leonetto Cappiello’s design aesthetic are available with Contratto, 1922 ($2,000-3,000), Maurin Quina, 1906 ($1,500-2,000), and Vermouth Martini, circa 1905 ($1,500-2,000). Further beverage advertisements include Francsco Nonni with an Art Nouveau design, Fonte Meo / Acqua Minerale Naaturale, 1924 ($4,000-6,000); as well as two groups of circa-1946 window cards the first for Manhattan cocktails ($700-1,000), and the second, a group of four for Martini cocktails ($800-1,200).
Limited open exhibition hours will be available through August 4. Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be scheduled directly with a specialist. Swann Galleries staff will prepare condition reports and provide additional photographs of material on request. Advance order bids can be placed with a specialist for the sale or on Swann’s website, and phone bidding will be available. Live online bidding platforms will be the Swann Galleries App, Invaluable, and Live Auctioneers. The complete catalogue and bidding information is available at www.swanngalleries.com and on the Swann Galleries App.
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