Archive | March 2013

The Spring Decorative Fair, London, 23-28 April 2013

Monte Carlo - Flowers

AntikBar will be participating again at this popular event held three times a year at The Evolution Marquee in Battersea Park, London SW11. More information is given on our News & Events page. Contact us or click here to print out your free entry e-ticket; we look forward to seeing you at our Stand by the hall entrance.

The Fair is fun, fashionable and its worldwide reputation, established over 25 years, entices international trade and retail buyers, interior designers and private customers seeking unique and unusual furnishings and quirky accessories for decorating schemes.

Opening hours
: 12noon-8pm on Tuesday 23rd; 11am-8pm on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th; 11am-7pm on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th; 11am-6pm on Sunday 28th. Contact us if you would like to join our mailing list for free entry e-tickets. A free shuttle bus will run between Sloane Square and Battersea Park. Full information at: www.decorativefair.com

Save the Dates: As a regular exhibitor, AntikBar will also be participating at the Autumn Decorative Fair. Visit the News & Events page for more information on our upcoming fairs and events.

Featured Image: Monte Carlo – Flowers,  1950s 

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Modern Masters in Print: Dali and Warhol

Inspired by the Modern Masters in Print touring exhibition organised by the V&A London (scroll to end for more information), here’s a look at the original vintage Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol posters available from AntikBar:

Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

The renowned surrealist painter was commissioned by the French National Railways (SNCF) in 1969 to produce a series of six travel advertising posters, for which Dali composed and reworked the final lithographs, all signed ‘Dali 1969’. As explained at the exhibition: “for Dali, printmaking was an exercise in experimentation and through it he developed many imaginative new processes.” These posters include Dali’s original artworks and use of symbolism with recognisable scenes from the areas they advertise, including the medieval cathedral and astronomical clock of Strasbourg for Alsace and the Pyrenees running below his butterfly oil painting for Roussillon.

Alsace

Auvergne

Roussillon

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Featuring the iconic silkscreen image of Marilyn Monroe by American pop artist Andy Warhol, this original vintage poster advertises the Collection of Karl Stroher. As a successful and often controversial commercial artist, Warhol used various forms of media to develop his art and, as the exhibition explains: “Warhol’s prints were his primary means of expression and central to his body of work. His screen-prints based on mass-produced images challenged the concept of the ‘original’ print.”

Collection of Karl Stroher

This touring exhibition, which runs from 9 March to 21 April at the Wandsworth Museum (the only London stop), also includes works in print by two more acclaimed 20th century artists, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, and is well worth a visit. Visit the Wandsworth Museum or V&A websites for more information.

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Quick News Bite

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NEW: You can now browse “by price” on the AntikBar website. More updates and product listings will be coming soon.

Save the Date: AntikBar will be at the Spring Decorative Fair in Battersea Park from 23-28 April. A notice will be posted on the News & Events page nearer the time with full details on this popular event.

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