High Museum Auctions Rare Posters

CHICAGO -- Leslie Hindman Auctioneers announced the upcoming auction of an outstanding collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth century vintage posters from the High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia that will take place on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

The lots to be sold will benefit the museum's Acquisitions Fund.

Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network will have the opportunity to acquire inexpensive artworks with an impeccable provenance.

The sale offers an impressive array of genre and period posters with over 300 historically relevant and stylistically striking lots.

Among the multitude of posters from the period between 1880 and 1905, the collection has a unique and keen selection of the morning and evening journals and newspapers that were largely produced during France's Third Republic.

Notable posters include Louis Charles Bombled's Le Radical publie Les Misérables par Victor Hugo($500/$700) and Jules Chéret's Le Radical, La Closerie des Genets ($600/$800).

Other highlights include Alfred Choubrac's 1898 Le Petit Bleu ($800/$1,200) and Georges Dorival's 1910 La Cote ($500/$700).

The sale will also offer magnificent examples of Art Nouveau posters including Emile Bertrand¹s 1899 lithograph for the Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique: Cendrillon Conte de Fées ($800/$1,200), which publicizes the production of Henri Cain's fairytale Cendrillon and composer Jules Massenet.

Others include Henri Privat-Livemont¹s La Reforme Publiera le 5 Septembre L¹orgueil d¹une mère, 1896 ($800/$1,200) and J. Leonce Burret¹s Lire Le Chat Noir , 1897 ($800/$1,200).

Also striking are posters by American artists, such as George Reiter Brill's Philadelphia Sunday Press ($400/$600), Louis John Rhead's vibrant New York Herald, Sunday, March 22, 1896 ($800/$1,200) and Jean Carlu¹s Top People Read the Times Wherever They Go, circa 1940 ($500/$700).

Wonderful representations of Tomi Ungerer's work as an artist will also be offered, including a run of his whimsically illustrated posters for The Village Voice that ran as an advertisement campaign in the 1960s.

Additional auction highlights include Adolphe Mouron Cassandre's illustration from 1937, Project for a Newspaper Poster ($600/$800) that reflects his constant correspondence with his surrealist and objective peers.

Also offered will be a selection of propagandistic posters from the Soviet era, such as Grain Harvest, 1938 ($200 to $400, shown here), promulgating Alexey Stakhanov, a Soviet Union miner and hero of Socialist Labor.

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is pleased to offer a selection that extends far beyond a single style; the multitude of genres and periods in which the posters have been produced will serve to tempt a wide range of connoisseurs.