A white-gowned woman with red and gold grapes holds a bottle of Kina Lillet. A large, colorful poster created by the noted poster artist, Roby (Robert Wolff). He was born in Cherbourg in 1916, and is known only through his work as a poster artist and creator of humourous drawings. Linen backed, measures 51" x 79" and is in excellent condition. The poster is presently being linen backed and will be in our inventory shortly.
From 1969 to 1974 Haku Maki produced about 15 Big Red prints and some Big Blue and Green. This one Poem 71 52- was done in 1971. It depicts the kanji for Power. This striking image slices through the black background from top to bottom in a two-stroke movement. In the classic Maki mode the core image is set off by a black sun at the left and a small blue moon under it; on the other side there is a yellow splash...
140/152 Dealing with challenges and difficulties can keep your mind sharp
Maki emanation series may well have been 100 different images. This is an early one, It shows a young man ready to grope a woman’s breasts. Who is the man and who is the woman? Adam and Eve?
Maki and his wife? Maki and another woman? 16" x 16"
Here I show images of the current emanation and single images of other Emanation series images.
In the last frame emanation 100
Chang and Fak Hong were famous magicians who travelled throughout Europe performing their magic acts. The poster is linen backed, measures 43" x 29" and is in excellent condition.
Vintage posters were meant to be hung outdoors for a short period of time. This fact did not have an effect on the artist's creativity. In this wonderful circa 1890 poster, a cat watches all the activity taking place in the kitchen, including serving the elixir. The poster is 20" x 31" and in great condition for a poster that is two centuries old.
The Portland Art Museum has very recently begun to put its holdings of prints of Haku Maki on its site. These cover a wide range of Maki art: from the very earliest days of his works until the 1980s. The listing is particularly exciting because it shows several very early prints I have never seen. These are shown in the first 3 images of this listing. At the beginning, Maki’s images were abstract, embossed and small editions...
In 1960 Maki did the image shown. It is called “symbol” In all the years of collecting Maki prints and images I have never seen this one again It is quite large but seems cluttered. ‘forty years later he did it as a print and a post card even as one friend has suggested he did the print before 1999 the date on the print. The seals are authentic not printed: and they are original Maki seals from well-used chops.
A Favor motorcycle and bicycle are held in each hand by a giant of a man. The poster was created in 1937 by Pierre Belenger and is linen backed, measures 24" x 15" and is in excellent condition.
This is a rare travel poster from the USSR in 1963.Not many people got to go there then. From the estate of a new york millionaire who went there on a trip with Henry Luce of Time fame. Its 23 1/2 by 37 1/2 and in A cond.with some minor wrinkling. A rare find.
Two couples enjoy drinks at the Brasserie Schneider. The poster is linen backed, in excellent condition, and measures 32" x 23."
Josephine Baker starred in her last performance in 1975 at the Bobino Theatre. This is the last poster ever produced for her performances. Linen backed, measures 31" x 47" and is in excellent condition.
No finer advertising image has ever been produced for a water pump! The Bomba Bloch is shown in a small circle in foreground amid an extraordinarily lush chateau setting filled with brilliantly multicolored foliage and subtle imagery of streaming fountains, gardener with hose, elegant '20's family looking on. The artist has creatively cut away the corner of the house where water can be seen filling up a bathtub and sink...
In late 2011 I received several maki prints of 1981 these all have leather like surfaces: I thought this was a phenomenon of that year. I was wrong Maki actually used this surface in 1971 for a few Persimmon prints and then not again until 1981 I show here copies from my Maki archives. When we filed those images a long time ago, they were not clear enough, are still not. But I think they are with that leather like finish. Any views
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This is a very colorful lithographic poster created circa 1920 by Mass'beuf. The poster is linen backed, measures 23" x 33" and is in excellent condition.
One of a series of Orient Express posters created by Fix-Masseau. A waiter is prepared to pour champagne for a customer in the luxurious dining car. The poster is linen backed, measures 12" x 19" and is in excellent condition.
This is one of the Four Freedom posters created by Norman Rockwell during WWII. The poster is linen backed, measures " x " and is in excellent condition with color restoration to the folds.