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    LEONETTO CAPPIELLO

    "Campari"

    $9,000.00

    Year: 1921

    Size: 77 3/8 x 107 inches

    Condition: A

    “Campari comes in two versions, the red Bitter and the white Cordial; here’s Cappiello’s graphic solution to promoting separate yet equal cocktail refreshment” (Cappiello/Rennert, p. 215).

     

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    OTTO LOBL

    "Fox"

    $1,100.00

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    OTTO LOBL

    "Fox"

    $1,100.00

    Year: ca. 1930

    Size: 48 3/8 x 36 3/4 inches

    Condition: B+/ Slight tears & stains at folds.

    A sharp, geometric design visually emphasizing that Fox trousers never loose their crease.

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  • Arriva Charlie Brown
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    CHARLES M. SCHULZ

    Arriva Charlie Brown

    $1,300.00

    Year: 1970

    Size: 54 5/8 x 77 1/2 inches

    Condition: B+/ Slight tears at folds in top sheet

    An utterly charming two-sheet poster for the Italian release of A Boy Named Charlie Brown. This was the first feature-length film based on the popular Peanuts comic strip.

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  • Automobiles Martini
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    EMIL CARDINAUX

    Automobiles Martini

    $7,000.00

    Year: 1916

    Size: 35 x 49 1/2 inches

    Condition:  B-/ Tears, primarily at edges & in text panel; slight creasing.

    In operation from 1897 to 1934, Martini was a pioneer of Swiss automobile manufacturing. In this rare image by Cardinaux, the artist visually equates the brand with the sure-footedness and dexterity of a mountain goat, speeding around narrow turns and perilous cliffs. 

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  • Biscuits Lefèvre-Utile. 1896
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    ALPHONSE MUCHA

    Biscuits Lefèvre-Utile. 1896

    $10,000.00

    Year: 1896

    Size: 17 1/2 x 24 1/4 inches

    Condition: A. Framed.

    “One of Mucha's most personable young ladies, her hair cascading irrepressibly in fine style, is offering a dish of wafers ... The design of the girl's dress incorporates sickle and wheat emblems . . . appropriate to the subject” (Rennert/Weill, p. 113). This is the original version with the 1897 calendarium.

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  • Bitter Campari
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    LEONETTO CAPPIELLO

    Bitter Campari

    $5,500.00

    Year: 1921

    Size: 27 x 38 1/2 inches

    Condition: A

    “Cappiello, steeped in theatrical tradition from his years as a stage caricaturist, often chose pierrots, harlequins, or clowns to represent various products. Here, in one of his most inspired designs, the clown embodies the spirit of the orange peel, a zesty ingredient in [Bitter Campari]. This image has become one of the classics of poster design, effortlessly combining the element of surprise with the essence of the product” (Cappiello/Rennert, p. 214). This is the smaller, one-sheet format version of the poster.

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    Julius Ussy Engelhard

    Bonbonniere Eremitage

    $2,200.00

    Year: 1920

    Condition: B+/ Slight stains and creases near edges. Framed.

    Come to the cabaret, old chum. Life is a cabaret. A doffing of the top hat and an enthusiastic hurrah from the elegant couple announces the Bonbonniere as Munich's cabaret-of-the-moment at the beginning of the Weimar period.

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  • Burroughs Additions Maschinen
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    ANONYMOUS

    Burroughs Additions Maschinen

    $1,700.00

    Condition: A

    At first glance, it appears as if the anonymous artist commissioned to provide promotional material for the Burroughs Class 2, high-keyboard adding machine has given us a cutaway view in order to better appreciate the inner-workings of the banking and business staple. However, the construction of these machines included glass sides that allowed the mechanism to be seen and appreciated by buyers. As a bank clerk in Auburn, New York, William Seward Burroughs (1857-1898) became convinced that banks needed a machine that would add figures accurately and print entries and sums. In 1882, he moved to St. Louis, took a job in a machine shop, and began tinkering. By 1891, he had several patents and an adding machine sufficiently reliable for use in banks. It was sold by a firm called American Arithmometer Company, later renamed Burroughs. The Burroughs Corporation would remain an active manufacturer of calculating machines and then computers. In the 1980s it merged with Sperry Univac to form Unisys. And in conclusion, a final bit of trivia: the term "T Totaller," used to describe a formal, precise person who stays away from the consumption of alcohol, originates from bankers who used the Burroughs Class 2 machines, which had a key on the keyboard that was marked "T Total.

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  • C. S. / Y.W.C.A
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    ALPHONSE MUCHA

    C. S. / Y.W.C.A

    $3,500.00

    Year: 1922

    Size: 7 x 11 1/8 inches

    Condition: A. Framed.

    "During his Czech period, Mucha did not involve himself in any commercial projects, but produced several posters for various good causes he believed in. This is a prime example of such work, a poster for the Czechoslovak YWCA ... The main purpose of this new branch of the international YWCA was to build a home for unwed mothers and to promote the movement in the newly-founded country" (Lendl/Prague, p. 287). This is the small format version of the design.

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  • Carlos Machado
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    TITO LIVIO DE MADRAZO

    Carlos Machado

    $2,200.00

    Year: ca. 1929

    Size: 29 3/8 x 46 5/8 inches

    Condition: B/ Slight tears at folds. Framed.

    Carlos Machado was a dancer in Parisian variety shows during the '20s and '30s, notably performing in several acts with the radiant Mistinguett. This sinuous Deco design, one of the most unique of the period, curves Machado's leg into an emblematic C shape. Madrazo created numerous entertainment posters, all of which exude a similar elegant magnetism through sparse, fluid use of line and color.

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  • Champagne Joseph Perrier
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    J. STALL

    Champagne Joseph Perrier

    $2,400.00

    Year: ca. 1929

    Size: 46 5/8 x 62 1/4 inches

    Condition: A

    Established in 1825, the champagne house of Joseph Perrier is still in production today. Here, in one of the more famous champagne posters, a bunch of grapes has come to life, holding a bottle of her destiny aloft.

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  • Cognac Monnet
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    LEONETTO CAPPIELLO

    Cognac Monnet

    $4,500.00

    Year: 1927

    Size: 51 1/4 x 79

    Condition A / Framed

    Founded by a group of local vintners in 1838, under the name "Company of the Vineyard Owners of Cognac," Cognac Monnet did not obtain its current name until 1897 when Jean-Gabriel Monnet became the owner of the society. Here, the slogan "sunshine in a glass" is interpreted quite literally by Cappiello, as a Bacchus-like nymph expresses adoration for the beverage.

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  • Cordial Campari
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    MARCELLO NIZZOLI

    Cordial Campari

    $6,000.00

    Year: 1926

    Size: 55 1/8 x 77 1/8 inches

    Condition: A

    A cozy still life, the bottle and glass glowing warmly against subdued tones of brown and red, makes an inviting 2-sheet advertisement for Campari. There’s something deliberately precarious about the arrangement and perspective that creates just enough tension to further hold our attention. Nizzoli was a most versatile artist, being a painter, decorator, textile designer and posterist. Many of his posters were for automobile companies. In 1938, he joined Olivetti and was responsible for some of the finest images in the 1940s and ‘50s. This is the larger format.

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  • Cycles Medinger
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    Georges A. Bottini

    Cycles Medinger

    $3,400.00

    Year: 1897

    Condition: B-/ Restored tears at folds and edges.

    An absolutely stunning Art Nouveau design for the little-known bicycle company Cycles Médinger.

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  • DSB
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    AAGE RASMUSSEN

    DSB

    $1,300.00

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    AAGE RASMUSSEN

    DSB

    $1,300.00

    Year: 1937

    Size: 24 1/8 x 38 7/8 inches

    Condition: A

    A powerful, Cassandre-inspired design for the Danish State Railway: out of a misty night, a red train comes toward the viewer, haloed by a red speedometer indicating its formidable speed. This is the English-language version of the poster.

     

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  • Femme Espagnole
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    LEONETTO CAPPIELLO

    Femme Espagnole

    $12,000.00

    Year: 1917

    Size: 28 1/4 x 32 inches

    Condition: Hand-signed gouache and crayon artwork on paper. Framed.

    A modest, yet boldly dressed Spanish woman poses in her silk mantones de Manila-so-called because the embroidered-and-fringed shawls were shipped to Spain from China via the port of Manila. These shawls fell out of fashion as a staple of women's wardrobes during the mid-to-latter-nineteenth century, but the popularity of Carmen during the early-twentieth created a renewed interest in the accessory. Here, however, we're presented with the real deal: a confident Andalusian beauty quite simply comfortable in her native wardrobe, not to mention her own skin. An understated elegance pervades the Cappiello portrait, an unforced fondness that would seem to indicate an affinity between artist and subject. Much has been made, can be made and will continue to be made over Cappiello's significance to the world of advertising. But rarely do you ever hear anyone expound on his virtues as a fine artist working outside the medium of lithographic promotion. However, it's difficult not to notice his artistic authority in this portrait.

     

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  • Folies-Bergère / Le Miroir
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    JULES CHÉRET

    Folies-Bergère / Le Miroir

    $2,200.00

    Year: 1892

    Size: 33 1/2 x 48 1/4 inches

    Condition: B+/ Slight tears at folds. Framed.

     In this charming poster for a musical pantomime at the Folies-Bergère, Chéret shows actress René Maizeroy in Dutch costume, complete with wooden shoes, cavorting alongside the sea with a lightly-sketched Pierrot holding up the titular mirror.
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  • Fourrures Canton / 20 rue de Bourg
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    CHARLES LOUPOT

    Fourrures Canton / 20 rue de Bourg

    $2,400.00

    Year: 1949

    Size: 35 5/8 x 50 1/8 inches

    Condition: A

    One of three designs that Loupot created for Canton Furriers in Lausanne, this image of a fur-swaddled, ivory-skinned woman with a bee-stung pout first appeared in 1924 (see PAI-LIII, 326). In the early 1930s, the background color changed to blue and would remain so throughout a variety of address changes for the company. This is the third edition in the series with the 20 Rue de Bourg address, printed from the same lithographic stones as the original. Asked why the black background was replaced by blue over time, the current chief of operations, Richard Canton, revealed that blue provided better visibility during the winter months.

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  • Je Ne Fume Le Nil
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    LEONETTO CAPPIELLO

    Je Ne Fume Le Nil

    $2,200.00

    Year: 1922

    Size: 62 3/8 x 46 1/8 inches

    Condition: A / Linenbacked

    Although the slogan reads “I only smoke Nil,” Nil isn’t actually a cigarette, but rather a brand of cigarette rolling paper. Nil claimed to be as “tough as an elephant’s hide,” which is how the company’s spokespachyderm came to be. So this was an easy marriage between product and posterist, seeing as the elephant was a favorite Cappiello attention-getter. The Joseph Bardou company introduced Nil to the public in 1887.

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  • L'Art Photographique
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    ALPHONSE MUCHA

    L'Art Photographique

    $1,100.00

    Year: 1899

    Size: 12 5/8 x 18 1/8 inches

    Condition:  A. Framed.

    This is the cover of the October 18, 1899 issue of the monthly magazine L'Art Photographique.

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  • Lenin 1870-1970
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    Victor Semenovich Ivanov

    Lenin 1870-1970

    $1,100.00

    Year: 1968

    Condition: A-/ Slight tears at edges.

    A centennial celebration of Lenin's birth was, as with most things of the Communist Party, ubiquitous during 1970. The prolific Soviet propaganda posterist Victor Ivanov was in his formative years when Lenin began leading the Bolshevik Revolution, and had spent his entire life in Moscow. So he created this two-sheet, life-size poster of the Communist leader with enthusiasm in 1968, a full two years before the centennial celebrations. It was one of his last creations. He died that year. The artist's signature is at lower right.

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  • MAB
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    M. STÉPHANE

    MAB

    $5,500.00

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    M. STÉPHANE

    MAB

    $5,500.00

    Year: ca. 1895

    Size: 63 x 46 3/8 inches

    Condition:  A-/ Unobtrusive folds.

    M. Stéphane's rare, brilliant, and futuristic design elevates the humble ball bearing to its rightful place: ball bearings, in fact, are the spheres upon which the entire Earth turns. Other planets look on with envy; comets blaze past; and a beautiful, nude Muse lies back in dreaming repose, confident in the knowledge that MAB-brand ball bearings spin the gears that crank the Cosmos

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  • Mistinguett
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    CHARLES GESMAR

    Mistinguett

    $3,500.00

    Year: 1925

    Size: 46 3/4 x 62 3/8 inches

    Condition:  B/ Slight tears, primarily at folds & edges. Framed.

    One of the most smashing and rare of all of Gesmar's designs for Mistinguett, she appears in a fur-trimmed riding ensemble, complete with crop.

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  • Mistinguett / Théâtre Mogador
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    JEAN-DOMINIQUE VAN CAULAERT

    Mistinguett / Théâtre Mogador

    $1,700.00

    Year: 1937

    Size: 46 3/8 x 61 5/8 inches

    Condition: A-/ Very slight tears at edges. Framed.

    With the trademark sophistication and refinement for which his celebrity portraits were known, Van Caulaert paints Mistinguett in her rags-to-riches street urchin personae for an appearance in ça c’est Parisien at the Théatre Mogador.

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