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Greg Yaneff's Spring Posters News for 2017 Celebrating our 42nd year

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Celebrating Spring with The Grand Masters of La Belle Époque:
Mucha, Lautrec, Cheret, and Steinlen.
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Poster Auction NEWS $1,640,000 Sold at Record Poster Auction...

...at the Poster Auctions International Sale March 12th 2017 in NYC.

Record setting prices surprised everyone at the sale.
Highlights included the sales of Mucha's totalling over $200,000.
As well Toulouse-Lautrec sales of over $220,000.
Works by Cassandre and Loupot reached never before seen prices.

Cassandre’s 1932 Pathé (pictured left) $96,000, Nord Express: $52,800,
and a single large panel of the Dubonnet triptych: $66,000.
Charles Loupot's extremely rare Essolube: $55,200
and the dramatic Lion Noir: $48,000, both broke records.

Overall an excellent sign that the vintage poster market is strong.
Stay tuned for the next Sale for Poster Auctions International June 2017 

Major Poster Exhibitions

Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque
The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, USA

February 4th 2017- April 30th 2017

Through his lithographs and posters, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
captured the heart of Parisian nightlife in dynamic cabaret and
café-concert scenes. The Phillips Collection presents one of the
foremost collections of the artist’s prints drawn from his most
prolific years. 

See the
Exhibition overview

Spectacle and Leisure in Paris: Degas to Mucha
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, USA. Feb 10th - May 21st 2017

Bringing together a broad selection of prints, posters, photographs, and film,
offers an overview of the thriving entertainment cultures of Paris
in the last decades of the nineteenth century.

The art of Pierre Bonnard, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, and others addresses the pulsating life of the boulevards, the speed of the racetrack, and the performance worlds of the café-concert, ballet, opera, and the theater, both classical and popular.

These diverse themes inspired traditional as well as innovative mediums: for example, by the rapid development of the popular commercial poster in the hands of Jules Chéret, Alphonse Mucha, and Toulouse-Lautrec.

More info..

L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters 

Dreihaus Museum, 40 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL, USA

February 11th 2017- January 7th 2018

"L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters features 50 posters
by the five grand masters of the medium: Jules Chéret, Eugène Grasset,
T-A Steinlen, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Alphonse Mucha.
Posters from 1875 to 1910, the exuberant era in France, the Belle Époque.
These pioneering artists reigned in Paris during this period of artistic proliferation, defining a never-before-seen, and never forgotten, art form..."

See the
Exhibition overview and Connect Here


A Golden Age of Poster Design:
Magazine Posters from the 1890's

Pittock Mansion, 3229 NW Pittlock Drive, Portland OR , USA
February 1st - July 9th

"Magazines, a popular source of entertainment at the time,
were among the many products advertised through posters.
In this exhibit, explore stunning American examples from a golden age
of poster design from beloved magazines like Harper’s Monthly 
and bygone publications like Lippincott’s and The Century 
from a private local collection."

Spring is here and like the Belle Époque (the beautiful era) the country side starts to blossom.
It seems as if the same can be said for Vintage Posters, with so many wonderful exhibitions taking place
across the US, and recent surprising interest with record prices for Vintage Posters at auction.

I'm celebrating Spring with my Grand Masters of La Belle Époque: Mucha, Lautrec, Cheret, and Steinlen. 
Pease have a look at the stunning selection, and let me know what might be of interest.

I hope your holiday weekend is enjoyed with friends and family.
Wishing you a wonderful Easter and a happy Passover.

Greg Yaneff.com Celebrating our 42nd year

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