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AntikBar Books: 1800s-1900s art & graphic design publications

AntikBar Books

#DidYouKnow AntikBar also stocks a variety of antique and vintage theatre brochures, travel books, reference magazines and other ephemera and publications dating from the early 1800s to the mid 1900s: AntikBar Books focuses on book design and related ephemera covering the major art movements including Bauhaus, Constructivism, Modernism, Art Nouveau and Art Deco, many featuring photographs and artwork by notable artists of the period, such as

Spark Ogonek 1941 #11 Ekran Constructivist Magazine 1926 #46
Colonel W. de Basil's Ballets Russes Jubilee Season ChauveSourisNikitaBalieff1922
Rodina MontyBanks
USSR The Red Army and Navy Social Kunst Graphic Design 1931
Red Field Krasnaya Niva Snow 1928 CostumeOnStage1930
OtherBooks   ArtDecoMagazine
Pravda June 1934 Polar Expedition
Bauhaus   Art Deco
Constructivism Ephemera  Photomontage
Other Movements Magazines  Modernism
AntikBar Books krasnaya niva
ArtDecoEphemera  ArtDecoBooks

Click on the images above for more information and browse our collection on our new website at www.antikbarbooks.co.uk

Note: this website is currently a work in progress with more items being uploaded every week. The prices and details will be completed soon on any items listed at £999. If you would like more information on any item, or if you would like to visit us to view any item, please contact us in advance via www.antikbarbooks.co.uk/contact-us

Address: AntikBar, 404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 352 9309

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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

Don’t miss AntikBar’s next Poster Auction on 11 May!

Set of 3 Posters Lenin USSR Propaganda Constructivism Original Vintage Posters Auction including USSR and Palestine Propaganda Poster Collection 

Our next auction on Saturday 11 May of over 500 original vintage posters features a collection of Soviet and Palestinian propaganda posters as well as a wide variety of original vintage travel, cinema, sport, advertising, war and propaganda posters from around the world.

The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 8 May to 1pm on Saturday 11 May and the auction will start online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 11 May. View our catalogue and register to bid in advance via:

The Saleroom — www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10014
Invaluable — www.invaluable.com/catalog/67cmv11cug
Live Auctioneers — www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/139883_original-posters-ussr-and-palestine-propaganda

→ This extraordinary collection of Soviet and Palestine posters was acquired by our seller during his trips to the USSR and Lebanon in the 1960s and 1970s. 

In March 1969, the seller joined a UK delegation of the National Union of Students on a visit to the USSR. During his stay in Moscow, Leningrad and Tallinn, he acquired some of the posters. Later that year, he wrote to the Soviet authorities who sent several parcels of posters to him at university. 

The Palestinian posters were obtained in Summer 1971 when the seller travelled to the Middle East to apply for a postgraduate course at the American University in Beirut. On arrival he realised the university was not fully functioning due to the unstable and rapidly deteriorating political and military situation. He stayed in Beirut for two months then visited Syria, Jordan and Israel, returning home via Beirut. At the time, he considered becoming a journalist so arranged an interview with Bassam Abu Sharif, the spokesperson for the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine). During this meeting he was given many of the posters that form this collection. The new symbol of the PFLP was adopted in May 1969 and these posters are among the earliest published by the Palestinian resistance.

Auction Preview now open at our gallery until 1pm on Saturday:
AntikBar Poster Auction Preview photos1 – video clips and more images available on our social media (links given below).

Lot of the Day (scroll down to follow us also on social media for more image features in the lead up to this auction)

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3 a GeneralMotors ConceptCar Chrysler
4 a GaleriesLafayette Children5 a BillGraham RockMusic SanFrancisco
6 a CigarettesSaphir ArtNouveau7 a Lot PolishAirline Dog
8 a OriginalSin Cider MsVeronique9 a Solidarity
10 a Guinness Fireman
11 a TierparkBerlin Zoo Elephants12 a MonteCarlo DivingGirl
13 a GoodCitizens AbrahamLincoln14 a DavidBowie LetsDance
15 a TheOtherWoman 16 a Fougasse CarelessTalk WWII
17 a Soviet USSR Construction Propaganda Poster AntikBar Auction 

In The News:

ATG Preview Issue 2390 AntikBar Poster Auction 11 May 2019 Our upcoming auction featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette on their Previews page (p.32)   

Visit our website Auction Page and follow us on social media for more auction images and updates:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/AntikBar
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntikBar.co.uk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/antikbar.co.uk/
WordPress: https://antikbarposters.wordpress.com/   

All our original vintage posters from around the world (propaganda, war, sport, travel, advertising and movie posters) are available online with worldwide delivery at www.AntikBar.co.uk and at our gallery at:

AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

29 November – Russian Empire Auction: antique maps, prints, posters and graphic design

Auction_RussianTzarTree  To coincide with Russian Art Week in London, we will be holding an online auction on Saturday 29th November of antique maps, books, prints, posters and graphic design from the Russian Empire (pre-Revolution, from the 1600s to the early 1900s).

Please click here to view our catalogue and register to bid. Many items are listed with low starting bids (from £5), and include portraits of military figures and battle prints, including the Crimean War; views of palaces, gardens and notable buildings; costumes, uniforms and village scenes; late 19th century posters and magazines. The auction will start at 9am PT (5pm UK). We offer worldwide shipping using either UPS or Royal Mail.

BannerRussianEmpireAuctionNov2014  Snapshot – click on the images for more information and to browse our full catalogue:

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Auction_NicholasI   Auction_Tradesman'sWife


Auction_Chout1898   Auction_CzerkessWarrior




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Click here to view our catalogue and register to bid. (Please note that more items may be added up to the auction date.) The auction will be held at 9am PT (5pm UK) on Saturday 29th November.


Please visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters, antique maps and prints. 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).



Spotlight on the Stenberg Brothers


Vladimir (1899-1982) and Georgii (1900-1933) Stenberg rank amongst the most notable Soviet Constructivist artists and graphic designers of the early 20th century.

Both brothers were born in Moscow to a Swedish father and Russian mother and both studied engineering before attending the Stroganov School of Applied Art in Moscow and Free Studios. They produced their first works of art in 1918 and co-founded the OBMOKhU (Society of Young Artists) in 1919, exhibiting with fellow Constructivist artists from 1919-1923, and were members of the INKhUK (the short-lived Institute of Artistic Culture) from 1921-1924.

Now firmly established in the avant-garde art world, they went on to experiment in different media, from theatre sets and costume design to sculpture. It was, however, their revolutionary approach to movie poster design that was to set them apart from their contemporaries. Pulling together their artistic experience and knowledge of film theory, the movie posters produced by the Stenberg Brothers during the 1920-30s displayed an innovative use of perspective, geometry, typography and colour to convey a dynamic sense of movement and energetic depth.

Here is our current collection of original vintage booklets and posters featuring artwork by the Stenberg Brothers:

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Battleship Potemkin


This stunning and rare Battleship Potemkin poster by the Stenberg Brothers is considered to be one of the greatest movie posters of all time. The exceptionally bold and powerful avant-garde poster design was produced to promote Sergei Eisenstein’s epic propaganda film depicting the historical 1905 naval mutiny in Odessa by the crew of Battleship Potemkin against the Tsarist officers. This pioneering silent movie is consistently voted as one of the greatest films, primarily due to Eisenstein’s use of montage and experimental film editing to create a dramatic portrayal of the events for maximum emotional effect from the audience.

The Stenberg’s creative use of vivid colours, geometry and perspective can be clearly seen to full graphic effect in this poster, complementing the movie’s sense of struggle and revolutionary air of change. As ground-breaking propaganda tools, both the movie and poster showcase an age of heavy industrialisation and move towards more modern warfare, as well as emphasising the growing unrest during this period between the ruling Tsarist elite (the officer falling overboard) and the ordinary citizen (the able-seaman standing on one of the guns). The enduring success of this poster lies in its ability to provide the viewer today with as rich and powerful an emotion through its expressive use of graphic language as the day it was originally displayed to attract the attention of a widely illiterate population almost a century ago.

Click here to watch the film via YouTube with English subtitles and search under Bronenosets Potyomkin / Броненосец Потемкин for more information.

Following his brother’s untimely death, Vladimir Stenberg continued to work as an artist and graphic designer (he was also selected to organise the 1947 May Day display in Moscow’s Red Square), but he was unable to surpass the success the brothers achieved as a team during the 1920s and early 1930s.


Note: You might also be interested in our Russian Constructivist Posters page. To browse our extensive collection of original vintage posters from around the world and for more information and updates, please visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk and 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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