Archive | May 2013

“See USSR” Exhibition

BI0010_1_m  AntikBar is participating in the See USSR exhibition from 7th June to 31st August at GRAD, the new Gallery for Russian Arts and Design in London.
This exhibition is the first to be hosted by GRAD and will showcase a country of leisure, comfort and luxury against the widely accepted notion of the striking heroic and industrial imagery produced by the Soviet Union during the 1920-30s. A range of external Soviet publicity such as Intourist travel posters, magazines and other ephemera will be displayed with internal propaganda items including textiles.
Visit the News & Events page at www.antikbar.co.uk for further information.
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About GRAD: the Gallery for Russian Arts and Design is an enterprising not-for-profit gallery exhibiting Russian art in central London, including rarely seen graphic arts and other works from Russian collections and specially commissioned pieces. The gallery will hold special exhibitions and seminars dedicated to academic and curatorial developments in the expanding field of international studies in Russian art from the early 20th century to the present day. GRAD’s longer term goal is to establish a permanent Museum of Russian Art in London. Address: 3-4a Little Portland Street, London W1W 7JB. http://grad-london.com/announce/seeussr/

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers Association (IVPDA).
Reviews:
This exhibition has been featured by Deco Mag (June issue) with images of AntikBar’s original Soviet travel posters on display, as well as other London and international art and event listings and print and online publications such as the Antiques Trade GazetteThe Culture Trip and Wall Street International.
Also:
Voice of Russia’s “See USSR: travel posters from the 1930s” exhibition opening review with interviews and images is available at http://ruvr.co.uk/2013_06_07/See-USSR-life-in-the-1930s/ (images at http://ruvr.co.uk/photoalbum/115319198/), the BBC’s review “In pictures: Selling the USSR as a travel destination” is available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23684322 and the CNN’s review “Back to the USSR: Soviet posters on show” is available at http://travel.cnn.com/back-ussr-soviet-tourism-posters-show-909756.

Feeling Inspired by The Great Gatsby…

PA0502_1_m  In 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby captured the spirit of the ‘roaring twenties’ era, becoming recognised as a classic American novel that is now reaching a whole new generation of movie-goers through the current release of Baz Luhrmann’s adaption starring Leonardo diCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Tobey Maguire.

Visually, the 1920s and 1930s brought a dramatic period of change in the art, craft and design world from Art Nouveau to stunning Art Deco and other new styles, which was reflected in poster designs of the age. Inspired by the luxury and glamour of this rich, bold and very modern period, here are a few original vintage posters available at www.AntikBar.co.uk:

1920s-1930s

To the Hebrides   PT0162_1_m

PA0292_1_m   Hammersmith London Underground

PT0290_1_m   PC0071_1_m

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