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Collectors Still Flock to Classic Vintage Posters

5th April 2011

Article by Jessica Lyons on the rising interest in collecting original vintage posters: "When it comes to vintage posters, collectors' interest is anything but dated. In fact, the market for antique posters has risen sharply over the years... We've seen many posters triple in value over the last two years--they've outdone the stock market by a long shot..."

Describing posters as the Museum of the Streets, "Although they were created by the leading artists of the period, the posters were primarily ads, and as such, they were posted all over the streets to reach as many eyes as possible. Appealing to stuffy art critics and street people alike, this new, contemporary art medium created quite a buzz in the city of light. Shortly after their arrival, poster collecting became fashionable in Paris, bringing the museum of the streets into homes" and "Another testimony to the popularity of vintage posters is that in recent years, major exhibits have been hung at such prestigious spaces as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian Institute, the Library of Congress, the Los Angeles Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Louvre, the Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Trade shows and poster fairs speak to their success as well." Today's poster buyers and collectors want "warmth, meaning and a sense of nostalgia and history in their homes" and "Interest in vintage posters has coincided with a rising interest in antique furniture, retro artifacts, vintage clothing and other articles of historical value."

You can read the full article at Art Business News.


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