VINTAGE POSTERS/GRAPHIC DESIGN

by Swann Auction Galleries
February 29, 2024 10:30 AM EST
Live Auction

339 Lots

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Swann Auction Galleries

Location: New York, NY, US

Phone: 212.254.4710

Payment

Accepted Forms of Payment: Money Order / Cashiers Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer

Shipping

Upon request, Swann will facilitate the shipping of purchases to out-of-town buyers at an additional charge for packing, shipping and insurance, but will not be responsible for any loss, damage or delay resulting from the packing, handling and shipping thereof. Unless specific instructions are received, Swann is the sole judge of the method to be used for shipment. Packing and shipping costs will be noted on the invoice mailed to successful bidders after the sale, and are based on the actual costs involved. Be advised that a full commercial invoice must accompany any purchase shipped outside the US.

This auction will be a combination of many of Swann’s most desirable poster-collecting categories, presenting an exceptional, curated selection of images relating to skiing, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, travel and advertising. New to the February lineup is a robust section of Graphic Design—posters and ephemera—covering movements such as the Vienna Secession, Constructivism, Bauhaus, Mid-Century Modernism, Futurism, Dada and other scintillating styles.

Headlining Art Nouveau is Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, with one of 100 signed copies of L’Estampe Originale, 1895 (see the inside front cover of this issue of The Trumpet); as well as Alphonse Mucha, with a complete portfolio of his Documents Decoratifs, 1902; and posters by Pierre Bonnard, Ludwig Holhwein, Maxfield Parrish, and Leonetto Cappiello.

Pinnacles of our annual ski poster selection are the delightful and rare St. Anton / Arlberg by Berta Czegka, and several examples by Martin Peikert and Sascha Maurer. Among some of the other featured sections will be circus and magic, ocean liner, automobiles, Mather Work Incentive, and psychedelic rock posters. Rounding out the sale with Graphic Design masterpieces, we have the rare and exquisite Bil Bol, 1907, by Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Kleine Dada Soiree, 1922, by Kurt Schwitters & Theo van Doesburg, and Emperor Francis Joseph / 60 Years Jubilee, 1908, by Bertold Loffler, offered among alluring works by László Moholy-Nagy, Enrico Prampolini, Edward McKnight Kauffer, A.M. Cassandre, Otto Baumberger, and Erik Nitsche.

Buyer's Premium
$0-100,000: 30.0%
$100,001-1,000,000: 25.0%
$1,000,001+: 17.0%
Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $149 $10
$150 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $5,999 $200
$6,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,000
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 $199,999 $10,000
$200,000 $499,999 $20,000
$500,000 + $50,000

Conditions of Sale

Payment Information: Payment must be made by cash, check, money order or bank transfer. Purchases paid using personal checks may be held until payment has cleared. Non-US purchasers must pay using a US-dollar denominated check drawn on a US bank or by bank transfer. Payment may also be made by Visa or Mastercard, with a 3% processing fee. Swann does not accept Amex or PayPal.

Shipping Information: Upon request, Swann will facilitate the shipping of purchases to out-of-town buyers at an additional charge for packing, shipping and insurance, but will not be responsible for any loss, damage or delay resulting from the packing, handling and shipping thereof. Unless specific instructions are received, Swann is the sole judge of the method to be used for shipment. Packing and shipping costs will be noted on the invoice mailed to successful bidders after the sale, and are based on the actual costs involved. Be advised that a full commercial invoice must accompany any purchase shipped outside the US.

Buyer's Premium: Buyer's Premium is 25% of the hammer price up to and including $100,000; 20% of the portion of the hammer price above $100,000 up to and including $1,000,000; and 12% of the portion of the hammer price above $1,000,000. An additional buyer's premium may be charged on any purchase made through a live online auction as posted by Swann in accordance with such live online auction. An additional buyer's premium may be charged on any purchase made through a live online auction as posted by Swann in accordance with such live online auction. For Invaluable.com and Liveauctioneers.com, the additional buyer's premium is 5%.

Taxes on your purchase: SALES TAX. All items purchased are subject to payment of the New York City and State sales tax of 8.875% on the total purchase price (final bid plus the Buyer's Premium as defined in paragraph 7 of the Conditions of Sale) unless the purchaser presents proof of exemption therefrom. An exempt purchaser must provide a properly completed New York State Resale Certificate (Form ST-120) evidencing possession of a valid New York State Resale or, for non-New York State businesses, the equivalent resale authorization from another locale. Purchases shipped outside of New York State may be subject to sales tax imposed by another state, and any such sales taxes will also be due and payable unless proper proof of exemption therefrom is provided. Purchases will not be released unless all sales tax requirements are satisfied.

Condition Statement: Available upon request.