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“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.

NEW! Intourist Brochures and Luggage Labels

AntikBar has created a new page for Intourist travel brochures and luggage labels. Intourist was created in 1929 as a State Travel monopoly controlling all foreign tourist traffic into the USSR. Their advertising materials were aimed at attracting foreign tourists and designed in the bourgeois Art Deco style to create a glamorous portrayal of the Soviet Union. Virtually unknown in the USSR, Intourist adverts became a calling card of Soviet Russia as they were distributed in tourist offices, embassies, airports, hotels, train carriages and ocean liner cabins all over the world. Bold, bright and highly artistic they were printed with the highest quality materials and aimed at presenting to foreign tourists the joys of travelling in the USSR – first socialist country in the world.

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…More will be added soon! In the meantime, you can browse the www.AntikBar.co.uk website for more original vintage Russian/Soviet posters, antique maps, prints and books and follow @AntikBar on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook for “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins and other updates. Visit the News & Events page for more information.

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