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Celebrating Spring with Alphonse Mucha

This month I am celebrating the life and Art of the father of Art Nouveau.
Check out Greg's latest selection of Mucha's work
including two gorgeous hand signed lithographs. Extremely rare with signature.

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Mucha Poster Exhibition



ALPHONSE MUCHA: IN QUEST OF BEAUTY
Wednesday 1 April to Sunday 27 September 2015
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum in Bournemouth UK.
A world exclusive new retrospective.

The aim of art is to celebrate beauty of the work of Alphonse Mucha.
After a gap of almost 15 years, The Mucha Foundation returns to the UK to create this specially-commissioned exhibition in partnership with Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum. Czech master of Art Nouveau and the quintessential artist of fin-de-siècle Paris, Alphonse Mucha’s distinctive style explored feminine beauty through poster design, magazines and, even, baby food packaging. The opulent aesthetic of the Russell-Cotes, full of exquisite items from around the globe, offers the perfect
backdrop for Alphonse Mucha’s iconic imagery of beauty, fantasy and elegance. In Quest of Beauty showcases key aspects of Mucha’s work.






Mucha
Website




Mucha Foundation
The official site of the Mucha Foundation.
A comprehensive resource for information on Alphonse Mucha (or Alfons Mucha) with details on his life and work.

The Mucha Foundation is an independent, non-profit making charity.
Founded in 1992, following the death of the artist’s son, Jiri,
by his wife Geraldine and their only son, John Mucha.

The core aims of the Foundation are to:
• preserve and conserve the Mucha Trust Collection
• to promote the work of Alphonse Mucha.
• a worldwide exhibition programme
• a publications programme
• the Mucha Museum in Prague






Mucha Museum



The Mucha Museum

Kaunický palác, Panská 7, 110 00 Prague

The world´s first Mucha Museum,
dedicated to the life and work of Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939),
Housed in the Baroque Kaunický Palace in the very heart of Prague.
A selection of over 100 exhibits comprising paintings, photographs, charcoal drawings, pastels, lithographs and personal memorabilia provides a privileged view into the universe of the artist who is most widely known for the posters he executed for Sarah Bernhardt in the fashionable world of fin-de-siècle Paris.





Mucha in print




Alphonse Mucha: The Spirit of Art Nouveau
by Victor Arwas.
The definitive book on the life and works of Mucha.











Mucha on YouTube



Alphonse Mucha Art Nouveau in 6 parts on YouTube

A wonderfully done insightful history of Mucha's life and work.
Extremely well done and highly recommended.







Mucha
on Facebook:


Alphonse Mucha: Artist
The official fan page for Alphonse Mucha, father of Art Nouveau.
Managed by the Mucha Foundation.

An excellent source for all things Mucha going on around the world.











Spring is in the air where I am, which is near Toronto, Canada. In case you did not know, as many assume I'm in New York, but with the power of the Web I can be everywhere. Over the last few years Mucha has become one of the most sought after artist's of the period with his full size poster fetching near record prices in auction. His most famous works are becoming exceedingly rare, and I'm pleased to have for the first time, two gorgeous hand signed versions of his Le Pater as well as others (see my Mucha gallery).
So please check out the links above for all things Mucha. Also please see my Latest Acquisitions for other poster gems. including discounted Vintage movie classics

Wishing you a wonderful April!



Greg's Latest Acquisitions»
Including a new selection of
Rare large Vintage Movie posters, each with brilliant Artwork.



View the Movie Posters»


Over Sixty absolutely stunning posters from the Ricordi Portfolio,
a very rare commemorative portfolio published by the renowned Italian printer Ricordi
in 1914. The portfolio consists of 70 lithographic plates of Ricordi's greatest posters printed between 1895 and 1914. View the entire collection.


Including brilliant designs by Cappiello, Hohenstein, Metlicovitz, Dudovich, and more.
View the entire collection


Always The world's best selection of "Maitre de L'Affiche" Small original printings 1895 to 1900.
With new posters being added weekly, the quality and presentation is unequalled.
Cheret
, Lautrec, Steinlen and more.









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Testimonials Read all my Testimonials»
Greg the La Samaritaine arrived and is lovely and looks great with the Gismonda I bought from you.
D.T. Australia
I love it!! Thank you so much! My kids and I especially liked the history of posters video on your website. Thank you, thank you. J.A. California USA
Hi Greg, I received the Lautrec lithograph today, and I am incredibly happy with it!! He is one of my favourite artists! Thank you for such prompt delivery, I look forward to my next purchase! Cheers, N.P. Australia
Hello Greg The posters have just been delivered and I am so happy with them. They are absolutely what I wanted and as you described. They were beautifully packed and I could not be more pleased. A truely professional service. Thank you so much, Kindest regards, A.B. United Kingdom
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Special Galleries/Exhibitions:



Lautrec Hommage The "Nouveau Salon des Cent" portfolio consists of 100 Original Contemporary posters created by 100 of the best graphic designers of our time, from around the world, as a tribute to Toulouse-Lautrec, for the Centenary of his death, 1901-2001.
"The printing was limited to only 380"
View collection »




Original pochoir (hand coloured) Lithographs by SEM
Printed Paris 1899-1900
Go to SEM gallery »







Ludwig Hohlwein"Ludwig Hohlwein was the most prolific and brilliant German posterist of the 20th century" 64 posters of Hohlwein's greatest images (smaller version poster), printed in Berlin, 1926.
"Some wonderful images"
View the Hohlwein Collection
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Forbes Magazine, Best of the Web - Review

"This lovingly compiled site excels at a much-ignored niche: original editions from the Maitres de L'Affiche series - small versions of popular posters specially printed for collectors between 1896 and 1900. Any poster collector will be impressed with the roster of artists represented here: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Leonetto Cappiello, Alphonse Mucha and other graphic masters. And an illuminating mini history accompanies every item. The site's host, a well-respected Art dealer, now sells exclusively online and at Vintage Poster Fairs. Best: Thoughtfully written History of the Poster. Worst: Collection sticks mainly to master artists."
Update: I have expanded my artist listings to include non-masters. Greg

"The Complete Masters of the Poster"
Maitres de l'Affiche
256 Colour Posters. The must have book for the serious collector.

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Selected, with descriptions
by Greg Yaneff


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