Greg's recommended Poster Links:
(Please Contact me with
your suggested links or if any links don't work)
Selected Poster Websites: Turn
of the Century - 1950
Mucha Museum, Prague The world's
first Mucha Museum, dedicated to the life and work of Alphonse
Mucha (1860-1939) housed in Prague, Czech.
Mucha Foundation The
very best comprehensive resource for information on all things
Mucha. An Incredible website.
Absinthe, La Fee Verte
(the Green Fairy) The best site I have found for all
things Absinthe, highly informative and insightful.
- An online gallery of original prints. They are passionate about
original prints - etchings, lithographs, engravings, pochoirs
and more. They only deal in authentic prints. Each print is thoroughly
described, and fully guaranteed. Gorgeous selection.
Vintage Poster Dealers Association (IVPDA) Over 80 members.
An excellent vintage poster resource.
1950 - present
A fun, colourful and extremely visual site on Picasso's life
Fernand Mourlot Lithographe
A fascinating look at the famed printer responsible
for producing the posters of the masters Picasso, Matisse, Chagall
Excellent selection of CYRK Polish posters for sale.
Rene Wanner's Poster Page
An extensive, well managed non commercial site about posters,
poster exhibition and auctions, book reviews and links to other
poster sites. Highly recommended.
Selected Print/Poster Blogs
in the Print Trade It's simply fascinating!
Poster Blog A wonderful quirky look at vintage posters.
Poster Romance A love
letter about posters in a blog, from L'Affichiste Poster Gallery.
Greg's recommended Poster Books &
Complete Masters of the Poster All 256 Colour posters.
The must have book for the serious collector of Maitre de L'Affiche
Poster in History by Max Gallo. An excellent, well illustrated
overview of posters.
Art Posters of the 1890s by Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A wonderful look at the American poster.
History in a Bottle by Barnaby Conrad III, A fascinating,
illustrated exploration of Absinthe's legendary allure. The main
book on "The Green Fairy".
Books on Artists
Beggarstaff Posters by Colin Campbell. The best book on Beggarstaff.
of Jules Cheret. Catalogue Raisonne by Lucy Boido. Revised
2nd edition. Cheret's complete works, serious reference.
Wesley Dow by Nancy E. Green and Jessie Poesch. Explores the
full range of Dow's brilliant artistry, including painting, photography,
by Lautrec by Husiman & Dortu. The definitive book on
the life and works of Toulouse-Lautrec with the best photos I've
seen of his life. My favourite of the scores of books on him,
at an affordable price.
Mucha: The Spirit of Art Nouveau by Victor Arwas. The definitive
book on the life and works of Mucha.
The Art of the Poster. Catalogue Raisonne by Marc Gundel,
One of the few Picasso books to focus primarily on his poster
Selected related movies
Rouge (original 1952 version)
Starring: José Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Director: John Huston
A wonderful look at the life and work of Henri
Great visuals with his posters.
Midnight in Paris
Woody Allen: writer and director. Starring Owen Wilson,
Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates.While on a trip to Paris with his
a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back
to the 1920s
every day at midnight. Fun!
Lust for Life
(1956) Kirk Douglas gives an Oscar-nominated performance in Vincente
Minelli's adaptation of Irving Stone's torrid life of Vincent
van Gogh. It perpetuates the romantic myth of the tortured artist
but is an enjoyable, if not entirely accurate, portrait of a great
artist. Made in 1956, some will find it dated while others will
enjoy it as a classic.
Picasso Anthony Hopkins, Natashcha McElhone, Julianne Moore
The story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso
who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move
on with her life.