Archive | September 2015

Two Fantastic London Events: LAPADA Fair & Decorative Fair

AntikBar will be exhibiting at the annual LAPADA Fair, Berkeley Square, from 21/22-27 September and at the Autumn Decorative Fair, Battersea Park, from 29 September-4 October. Please click on the banners and links below for a complimentary invitation to visit us at these popular London events and scroll down to view photos taken during the Fair weeks. We look forward to seeing you!

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LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair, Berkeley Square – please contact us for a free entry invitation to visit us at Stand C6

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The Decorative Fair, Battersea Park – please click here or contact us for a free entry invitation to visit us at Stand 139

Further information (including opening hours) on both these events is given on our News & Events page. Images will be posted below during the Fair weeks. For more updates, follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/AntikBar
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntikBar.co.uk

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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Sneak Peek: Decorative Fair set up in progress…

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Decorative Fair Slideshow (updated during the Fair week):

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Queue on opening day, lining up by AntikBar (Stand 139)

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Queue continuing outside the marquee entrance

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Palmer Antiques Ltd

1_Paul King No Shrinking Violet
Paul King – No Shrinking Violet

1_Martin D Johnson Antiques Ltd
Martin D Johnson Antiques Ltd

1_Humbleyard Fine Art
Humbleyard Fine Art

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Magus Antiques

1_Matthew Foster 20th Century Design
Matthew Foster 20th Century Design

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Lascelles Antiques

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James Strang

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Puckhaber Decorative Antiques

1_Il Paralume
Il Paralume

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Luke Honey Ltd

1_Santiago Ventura Real
Santiago Ventura Real

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Signed & Designed

1_Stothert&Trice
Stothert & Trice

2_DJ Green Antiques
DJ Green Antiques

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Garden Artefacts

2_E&A Wates
E&A Wates

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Nicholas Price

2_Fontaine
Fontaine

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Trivette

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AntikBar

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Outdoor night lights at Fair closing time

see you at the next Decorative Fair!
[Save the Dates 2016: Winter Decorative Fair 19-24 January / Spring Decorative Fair 19-24 April / Autumn Decorative Fair 27 September-2 October]

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Sneak Peek: LAPADA Fair set up in progress…

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LAPADA slideshow (updated during the Fair week):

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AntikBar poster featured in Homes & Antiques

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AntikBar featured in Savile Row Style Magazine
(The Joy of Collecting favoured by the modern man)

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AntikBar / Sue Killinger

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LAPADA Fair display

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AntikBar poster featured in Exclusive Magazine Kensington & Chelsea

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Store Street Gallery

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3Details

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Morgan Strickland Decorative Arts

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Kleanthous Antiques Ltd

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Lucy B Campbell Gallery

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Geoffrey Stead

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The Japanese Gallery

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Sylvia Powell

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Clive Loveless Tribal Art

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Mr Fogg’s Bar

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Art Ancient

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Anderson Wallrock Nautical

1_HollyJohnsonAntiques
Holly Johnson Antiques

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AntikBar poster featured in Jermyn Street Journal

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A Pash & Sons          /          Bell and Bird

2_Timothy Millett
Timothy Millett

2_The Old Corkscrew
The Old Corkscrew

2_Robert Barley
Robert Barley

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…see you at next year’s LAPADA Fair!
[Save the Dates: 12/13-18 September 2016]
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In the Spotlight: Fougasse (Cyril Kenneth Bird)

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The notable British cartoonist and poster designer, Fougasse, is most well known for the propaganda posters he produced during World War Two, in particular, his “Careless Talk Costs Lives” public information posters.

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Born in 1887, Cyril Kenneth Bird was educated in London and joined the Royal Engineers after obtaining a BSc in Civil Engineering at Kings College London in 1908, during which time he also attended evening art classes. In 1914 he married the watercolour artist, Mary Holden Caldwell. He reached the rank of Lieutenant in World War One but sustained serious back injuries at Gallipoli in 1915 and was subsequently invalided out of the British Army. Unable to walk for three years, he continued his art classes while recuperating and began contributing cartoons to Punch, Tatler and other British journals, magazines and books. As the signature Bird was already being used by another artist, his sharp wit resulted in his adoption of the name Fougasse, a type of unpredictable mine “that might or might not hit the mark.”

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Fougasse’s popularity grew during the 1920s and 1930s. His distinctive style earned him commissions to design posters for the London Underground and London Transport from 1925-1944 and, from 1937-1949, he was the Art Editor of Punch. During World War Two, he volunteered his time to the Ministry of Information to produce propaganda posters, believing that humour could effectively deliver their messages to the public. For his unpaid artistic contributions to the government and charities, he was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1946. He taught Sunday School at Sloane Square Church during the 1950s and continued to work as an illustrator until his retirement in 1953. Fougasse – Cyril Kenneth Bird – died in London in 1965, aged 77.

PW0216_1_m  Here are a few of our original vintage posters by Fougasse (click on the images for more information and visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to browse our current stock):

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Visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters, including more war and propaganda posters from around the world. For more updates, follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/AntikBar
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntikBar.co.uk

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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