On The Square

Posters From a Vintage Past

By Bidsquare

Jun 17,2015 | 17:00 EDT

Posters have been a staple of interior design for as long as there’s been a printing press. From college dorms to suburban dining rooms and Upper East Side salons, there’s never been any shortage of wall space dedicated to their wares.

Lot 21, a 1897 Le Journal lithograph print by Ernest La Jeunesse

Question is, as you plan your next triumphant dinner party, should you go with something unique and original, say maybe a vintage design for an 19th Century French novel, or should you plump instead for the giant Steve Guttenberg staring back at you from"Police Academy 4"?

Lot 62, Le Petit Blue by Alfred Choubrac, and Lot 43, an 1890s poster for  Les Miserables

If you chose the latter, well… thanks for coming - the exit’s to the left. Those remaining in the room should turn their attention to Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, who on Tuesday, June 23, will sell off 300 lots of vintage music, literary and political posters from the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

Lot 26, Raymond Tournons 1895 poster for LAurore, Fecondite by Emile Zola

When it comes to choosing highlights from the sale it’s hard to know where to begin. Why not start with the seven lots by famed French poster artist Alfred Choubrac? Or Raymond Tournon’s lithographic print for LAurore, Fecondite by Emile Zola? Whichever way you go, it’s really just a case of picking out your favorites and making your bids. Trust me, your walls will appreciate the effort!

New York Journals Comic Supplement "In Gay New York" - by Richard Felton Outcault

Look now at the full catalog for Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ High Museum Single Owner Auction.