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Greg Yaneff's Posters News for June 2014 Celebrating 39 years as a family business.

"And what is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come perfect days."

James Russell Lowell

At Yaneff.com:
All Sold in the last month "Mucha is my currently my best seller and most are sold before I even list them,
so if there is a certain image of interest please let me know." Greg

Still available:

Antique Posters under $200.


"Wonderful and affordable. Please check out my selection of Antique Posters under $200 " Greg

New arrivals: Greg's Latest Acquisitions...
"Please view all my latest Lautrec, Steinlen, Cheret, and more." Greg

See all of Greg's Latest Acquisitions...

Lautrec posters in Auction:

Lautrec's full size Moulin Rouge Poster Sold for a stunning $529,618 US.
(double of the estimate of $200,00 - $300,000)
at Christies, London May 21st 2014 View Listing

Printed 1891, by Ch.Levy, Paris,
condition B+/A-; on three joined sheets, backed on linen,
framed 77½ x 48½ in. (197 x 123 cm.)
Literature Adriani 1; Delteil 339; Wittrock P1

Also sold
at the same Christies sale (click on image for details)
Maitre de L'Affiche, PL.122 Moulin Rouge Sells for $6736 US.

Greg's Note: "The poor quality of this piece is shocking. View the Poster
I am stunned that Christies would even offer it, and that it sold for almost $7000.
The colours are faded and the mat burn around the image and edges is significant.
I would never even consider selling a "Maitre de L'Affiche" in such poor condition!"

Here are the proper colours of the "Maitre de L'Affiche"
See a proper example PL.122 in excellent condition.
"My Father advised his clients to always buy the very best condition you can find, and afford." Greg

Upcoming Major Poster Auctions:

Van Sabben Poster Auctions: Auction 43

Saturday June 14th 2014 11:00am
Viewing: June 13, 11.00am - 17.00pm June 14, 9.00am - 10.30am or by appointment
Appelsteeg 1-B, 1621 BD
Hoorn The Netherlands View the complete sale online »

Among the 962 poster lots are some rare posters, designed by famous poster artists
like A.M. Cassandre, A. Mucha and Johann G. van Caspel in great condition.
In addition, hundreds of different affordable posters which have never been
auctioned at VSPA before, so there is yet again something for everyone!!

Christies, London, South Kensington: The Art of Travel

Wednesday June 18th 2014 1:00 pm
Christie's Saleroom, 85 Old Brompton Road, London View the complete sale»

A new annual summer sale of vintage travel posters and luggage celebrating the golden
age of tourism, The Art of Travel. With the arrival of the railway in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, artists, writers, and aristocrats flocked to the Côte d’Azur to experience the unique landscape, light, and luxury of the region. The beautiful art deco style posters that were commissioned by the railway companies remind us of the timeless appeal of this glamorous and beautiful region. The sale presents a rare opportunity to acquire original vintage posters that promoted traveling in style during the golden age of tourism. Highlights of the auction include spectacular posters by A.M. Cassandre and Roger Broders.

Online Poster Exhibitions: VIRAL POSTERS

"A Viral poster, i.e. a poster that spawns many copies which spread like a virus.
From observing the number of copies on Pinterest and Google Images,
I estimate that currently there are maybe 1000 different variations on internet,
with a growth rate of 10 - 20% per year." Rene Wanner "Poster Guru" www.posterpage.ch

Web Exhibition: Keep Calm and Carry On
Read the history of this 1939 poster and view the 335 modern versions it's spawned.

Just before the outbreak of World War 2, when many people in England
were afraid of possible German mass bombings or even an invasion,
the British government printed 2.5 million copies of a poster "Keep calm and carry on"
and planned to put it on the streets in case of an attack to prevent widespread panic.
As it turned out, the posters were not needed, and were probably destroyed and
forgotten after the war. In 2000, an original copy was discovered in a bookshop in
Northumberland, and soon was reprinted and commercialized on T-shirts and coffee mugs.


Courtesy www.posterpage.ch

Web Exhibition: Rosie the Riveter
Read the history of this 1943 poster and view the 370 modern versions it's spawned.

In 1943, the American artist J. Howard Miller designed a poster for Westinghouse to motivate
the many women who were working during wartime on jobs of men who were in military service. The poster became known under the name Rosie the Riveter and was largely forgotten until a
few years ago, but enjoyed a revival in the form of new versions, particularly in the last few months.

Courtesy www.posterpage.ch

Web Exhibition: Shepard Fairey posters for Barack Obama
Read the story of this brilliant 1989 poster and view the 149 variations it's spawned.

In 1989, Shepard Fairey (b. 1970) began to paste stickers all over town with a face and the mysterious message "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" or "Obey Giant" . Since then, his palette, geographic range and activities have increased enormously, and when he offered to support
Barack Obama's campaign with some posters in January 2008, he readily got permission from Obama to do so. Within a day, he had finished a design, one with the text "PROGRESS",
and another with "HOPE".

Courtesy www.posterpage.ch

"The posters of Alphonse Mucha are selling incredibly well lately. In the last month I've sold Mucha's to collectors
from Washington to Australia. Just email me to be on the waiting list, as I am always seeking out Mucha's small gems.

My Antique posters for under $200 continues to sell very well, as clients take advantage of the pricing to own a piece
of history from a long gone era, perfect for Father's day.

I cannot believe a "Maitre de L'Affiche" version of the most famous, and perhaps the most valuable poster design ever created, Moulin Rouge - La Goulue by Lautrec, can sell at Christies for almost $7000 in what I call "C condition"
Compare the colours for yourself: Christies Lot 73 and Yaneff.com PL.122

Enjoy some of the fun and irreverent versions of three iconic poster designs, check out the Viral Web exhibitions.
Keep Calm and Carry On, Rosie the Riveter, and Shepard Fairey posters for Barack Obama

Email or call me anytime about posters." Greg

Summer's here, get out and enjoy it.
Greg Yaneff.com

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