LAPADA: Object of the Week

We’re pleased to announce that one of our original vintage posters by Edward McKnight Kauffer has been featured by LAPADA – the Association of Art and Antiques Dealers – as their Object of the Week:

BP Ethyl by McKnight Kauffer
Dated 1933

Original vintage advertising poster for BP (British Petroleum) ethyl anti-knock controls horse power. Fantastic photomontage design by one of the most renowned poster artists of the 20th century, Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954). Dynamic image featuring one of the ‘Horses of Marly’ statues (a horse being restrained by a man) from Place de la Concorde in Paris with asymmetrical lettering and a lightning strike on a black background.

The V&A in London and MoMA in New York hold a copy in their collections. Kenneth Clark, then Director of the National Gallery in London, praised Shell and BP as “Among the best patrons of modern art”. Framed. Horizontal. Excellent condition. Size: 115cm x 76.5cm.



Please visit In the Spotlight: Edward McKnight Kauffer for more information on this notable artist and visit our website at to browse all our original vintage posters and graphic design. For more updates, follow us on:


AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), the London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).



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AntikBar is the London based gallery specialising in original vintage posters from around the world covering a variety of subjects: advertising, travel, cinema, sport, war, propaganda. In-store and online with worldwide delivery. Vintage poster auctions & exhibitions and events. Collection advice, on demand searches and poster restoration services. Visit for vintage books and graphic design primarily from the 1920s-1930s. Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers Association (IVPDA) and the Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA). Website: - follow us on Facebook at (and Pinterest at Instagram at and Twitter at @AntikBar for more news and events updates, images and features.

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