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Decorative Fair with AntikBar

Pullman for Winter Comfort

1930s Original Poster, Pullman for Winter Comfort, from AntikBar

The Decorative Fair is gearing up for its winter show in January and this year AntikBar is theming its stand around Chalet Chic. Read More »

Sotheby’s to Auction Felix Marcilhac Art Deco Collection

Chien, a patinated bronze sculpture by Gustave Miklos (1928)

Chien, bronze sculpture with a black patina by Gustave Miklos (1928) at auction with Sotheby’s

Depending on your point of view, Art Deco is either very popular at the moment or is about to take a dive as yet another great private collection of art deco paintings, sculptures and furniture goes under auction with Sotheby’s next month, in association with Artcurial. Read More »

1924 Winter Olympics – Medals, Posters and Bobsleighs

1924 Winter Olympics poster by Matisse

Poster by Auguste Matisse to promote the 1924 Winter Olympics.

This month, 90 years ago, saw the start of the first Winter Olympics. It’s also the first time you really see an art deco influence in the posters and medals. The main poster from the previous 1920 Olympics in Antwerp was more of a belle époque style, which had lost popularity by the first world war. Although it’s not surprising that the image was somewhat outdated, as it was originally created to support the Olympic bid in 1914. Read More »

Spaghetti Junction Captured in Modernist Poster

Spaghetti Junction art deco style poster

Spaghetti Junction, 1 of 5 art deco styled posters available from Dorothy

Despite the fact that Gravelly Hill Interchange was not built until several decades after the end of the art deco era, I love this poster of Spaghetti Junction by Manchester based design studio Dorothy, illustrated by Stephen Millership. Read More »

Collection of Russian Avant Garde Posters for Sale

Russian avant garde poster - The General

Russian avant garde poster from the Buster Keaton film The General

A unique collection of Russian avant garde posters has been put up for sale. Featuring mainly film posters advertising many silent Hollywood movies such as The General with Buster Keaton, the collection includes artwork by some of the famous constructivist designers during the 1920s. Read More »

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British Celanese advertisment for fabric in 1928

Cancelled government contracts after WW1 inspired a new fashion fabric.

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