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Spotlight on Mid-Century Posters

Mid-century refers to the twentieth century design period that influenced all aspects of art and design, including architecture, interiors and graphic design. Typical features of this modernist style include more open floor plans, simple and natural sculptural shapes, Scandinavian forms and forward thinking atomic space age themes to produce objects that would prove to be popular, comfortable and functional.

Many of the posters created during this period are colourful and fun, featuring iconic designs by notable artists with curved geometric shapes, repeating patterns and bold colours. Below are a few of the original vintage mid-century posters that we currently have in stock (click on the images for more information):

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Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our Mid-Century posters and our wide variety of other posters from around the world (propaganda, war, sport, travel, advertising and movie posters), available online with worldwide delivery and at our gallery, and follow us on Instagram for more art movement stories.

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

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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).

 

 

 

Spotlight on Art Nouveau Posters

PT1040_1_mArt Nouveau was an art movement developed from the 1890s to the 1910s, inspired by natural flowing curved lines, female forms and stylised botanical shapes.

This “New Art” movement influenced all aspects of applied art and design, including architecture, painting, graphic design, jewellery and metal work. The French name for this movement was also known as Secessionism and Jugendstil (among others).

A highly decorative style, Art Nouveau drew on nature and fantasy, as well as other developing movements of the time including the floral work of William Morris, the Arts and Crafts movement, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, French Rococo and Japanese art.PA1236_1_m

Notable poster artists and graphic designers from the Art Nouveau era include Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), Jules Cheret (1836-1932), and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901). Their vibrant designs often incorporated free-spirited females of the optimistic Belle Epoque period; the ‘Golden Age’ before the outbreak of World War One. Art Nouveau paved the way for Art Deco and the later Modernism art movement.

A handful of our current stock of original antique and vintage Art Nouveau posters are featured below (click on the images for more information):

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PA1681_1_m  PA1284_1_m  PA1336_1_m  

PA1848_1_m   Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our Art Nouveau posters and variety of other posters from around the world (propaganda, war, sport, travel, advertising and movie posters), available online with worldwide delivery and at our gallery, and follow us on Instagram for more art movement stories.

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

For more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/antikbar.co.uk/
WordPress: https://antikbarposters.wordpress.com/   

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).

 

 

Spotlight on Art Deco Posters

PA2012_1_mArt Deco is one of the most widely recognised and celebrated design styles, conveying visions of sleek ocean liners, the jazz age of the Roaring Twenties, the industrialised Machine Age between the wars, stylised typography and elegant craftsmanship.

Originating in France, Art Deco (short for Arts Decoratifs) influenced design during the 1920s and 1930s in everything from architecture and fashion to transport and home furnishings, and was reflected in the graphic design and poster art produced during the period.

100 years on, this iconic art movement continues to radiate luxury and glamour today. A handful of our current stock of original vintage Art Deco posters are featured below (click on the images for more information):

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PS0866_1_m  PT1843_1_m

PT1957_1_m  PT2009_1_m

PA1964_1_m  PT1806_1_m

PA1203_1_m  PT1984_1_m

PA1659_1_m  Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our Art Deco posters and variety of other posters from around the world (propaganda, war, sport, travel, advertising and movie posters), available online with worldwide delivery and at our gallery, and follow us on Instagram for more art movement stories.

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

For more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

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/   

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).

 

Original Vintage Poster Auction: Summer Sale

India Lloyd Triestino _  Saturday 23 June: Summer Sale

Our next original vintage poster auction will feature a variety of travel, sport, advertising, war, propaganda and movie posters from around the world.

You can now view our catalogue and register to bid via:

LiveAuctioneers at https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/122737_original-vintage-posters-summer-sale/
The Saleroom at https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10011
Invaluable at https://www.invaluable.com/catalog/ixipg6yk9b

The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 20 June to 12noon on Saturday 23 June. The auction will start live online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 23 June. We provide worldwide delivery.

Lot of the Day

Basketball  2 Pitlochry Scotland
3 French WestAfrica
4 Hitchcock TheBirds  5 Politiken
6 RollsRoyce  7 IllustratedBits
8 BuffaloSpringfield  9 JamesBond Moonraker
10 Diaghilev
11 PLM MontBlanc  12 BillGraham
13 Circus Friedlander  14 TheDoors
15 NorthernPacific Montana  16 CarSalon Bruxelles
17 WaltDisney DonaldDuck  18 UnionLine NZAustralia
19 ComedianHarmonists
20 RollingStones  21 Matterhorn Zermatt
22 Steamship

In The News

ATGJune2018  “This UK advance promotional poster for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 classic, The Birds, will feature in Antikbar’s summer sale of original vintage posters on June 23…” Our auction is featured in this week’s Antiques Trade Gazette

Visit our website at AntikBar.co.uk to browse our whole collection of original vintage posters from around the world (including travel, sport, advertising, cinema, war, propaganda), available online with worldwide delivery and at our gallery:

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

For more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

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

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

 


 

 

AntikBar Poster Auction + London Underground guest speaker talk

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ORIGINAL VINTAGE POSTER AUCTION – 1 JULY 2017
FEATURING A COLLECTION OF LONDON UNDERGROUND POSTERS
+ ‘ART ON THE UNDERGROUND’ GUEST SPEAKER TALK ON 22 JUNE

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Our next Original Vintage Poster Auction on Saturday 1 July will start online at 3pm (UK time) via Live Auctioneers and The Saleroom. A preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 28 June until 12noon on Saturday 1 July.

This auction will feature a unique collection of London Underground posters and memorabilia alongside a wide variety of over 300 original vintage posters from around the world – travel, cinema, sport, advertising, war, propaganda. New and experienced collectors and dealers will benefit from our low starting prices with no reserves. Worldwide delivery.

To accompany the auction, we are pleased to announce that the former Marketing Director of the London Underground, Dr Henry Fitzhugh, will be giving a talk at our gallery. Dr Fitzhugh introduced the Art on the Underground series, commissioning leading artists of the day, including many Royal Academicians. The initiative was seen as good decoration for the stations to benefit passengers and as a way of continuing the Underground’s long history of responsibility towards art and heritage.

The talk will start at 6:30pm on Thursday 22 June. Tickets cost £5, available online [click here] and at our gallery.

Auction Preview open from
28 June – 12noon on 1 July: 

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Lot of the Day:

Mao  DWB 1911  
LU Whitechapel  Zoo panther 
London Underground map
LU Be Alert  David Hockney
Italy Propaganda

 Misfits Marilyn Monroe Clark Gable  Football
Sunday World  USSR Propaganda
Little Boy Blue Little Bo Peep
LU Farringdon enamel sign  Dali
Stamps WW2  BOAC Europe
Soviet Sports  French Riviera
London Transport Coronation
Careless Talk WW2  Ski Jump
Oberehnheim
LU Piccadilly Circus  Monte Carlo
Lenin  Birds
LU Children Anarchy  James Bond Octopussy
Munich Olympics Horse  
USSR Map
LU Oranges Lemons  Steam Engine
Chinese Sports  Holiday Land
LU Cricket  Pearson

Antiques Trade Gazette:
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[via our Facebook page] In the Spotlight: the subtle humour of the Signs of the Times series by the notable British photographer Martin Parr for a fly-on-the-wall BBC documentary on people’s homes in the early 1990s.
LU Children Anarchy “To come home in the evening to find the kids have carried out their own form of anarchy is just about the last thing I can face
LU Buying Things “We keep buying things thinking “that’ll look better” and it just doesn’t
LU Cottage Stately Home “We wanted a cottagey stately home kind of feel
LU Feminine Touch “Sue has definitely given the bathroom the feminine touch 
LU Taste “I think we are very lucky to have informed taste – with my position as a fine arts valuer 

 

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Address: AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters,
404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 11am-6pm (by appointment on Sundays and Bank Holidays)

+ Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters from around the world (cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda), with worldwide delivery. For more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

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

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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Visit us at The Decorative Fair, London (24-29 January)

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AntikBar will be participating again at the Decorative Fair, at Stand A14a. London’s most popular decorative event is held three times a year (Winter, Spring, Autumn) at The Evolution Marquee in leafy Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ. We look forward to seeing you!

Please click here for a free printable e-invitation to visit us at this event.

Antiques and 20th Century Design – “The Fair is fun, fashionable and its worldwide reputation, established [in 1985], entices international trade and retail buyers, interior designers and private customers seeking unique and unusual furnishings and quirky accessories for decorating schemes.
Selvedge – The Fair brings “a host of wide ranging and interesting dealers and their wares together. Not to be missed for anyone searching for an unusual treasure.”

Opening Hours:
12noon-8pm on Tuesday 24 January
11am-8pm on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 January
11am-7pm on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 January
11am-6pm on Sunday 29 January

A free shuttle bus provided by the Decorative Fair will run between Sloane Square and Battersea Park. There are limited free parking spaces just outside the marquee (use the Chelsea Bridge Gate entrance), with pay and display parking areas inside the Park. Click here for more information given by the Friends of Battersea Park.

Please contact us to join our e-newsletter mailing list and to request a complimentary ticket to visit us at the Fair.

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Browse our website to view our whole collection of original vintage posters and graphic design. 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
WordPress: https://antikbarposters.wordpress.com/

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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James Bond is 007 – shaken, not stirred…!

PC0198_1_m  As fans of Ian Fleming’s fictional MI6 secret agent, James Bond, and his collection of classic cars and gadget-laden vehicles can rejoice at the extended opening of the Bond in Motion exhibition at the London Film Museum (and the widely anticipated opening of the next James Bond movie Spectre starring Daniel Craig), we take a look at some of the iconic movie posters produced for the 007 movies currently listed on our website.

PC0247_1_m  This long-running popular series full of seductive Bond girls, evil villains, high speed car chases, witty one-liners, exotic locations and Martinis “shaken, not stirred” hit the screens in 1962 with the first actor to play the dapper British spy master, Sean Connery (1962-1971, 1983: Dr No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever and a later adaptation of Thunderball, Never Say Never Again):

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PC0387_1_m  PC0501_1_m

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PC0317_1_m  PC0436_1_m

PC0385_1_m  PC0369_1_m

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In 1969, between You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever, the Australian actor, George Lazenby, was chosen to play the role of James Bond in one movie only – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service:

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In 1973 the English actor, Roger Moore, then well known for his role as Simon Templar in The Saint, took over and became the oldest and longest serving 007 actor, portraying a more suave James Bond (1973-1985: Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, OctopussyA View to a Kill):

PC0126_1_m   PC0447_1_m

PC0172_1_m PC0391_1_m

PC0310_1_m  PC0348_1_m

PC0331_1_m  PC0445_1_m

PC0301_1_m  PC0448_1_m

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As we specialize in original vintage posters primarily from the 1800s to 1970s, our James Bond poster collection ends with Timothy Dalton’s role as 007 in The Living Daylights (1987):

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Please contact us if you would like any further information on our poster collection and if you are interested in any James Bond movie poster not currently listed on our website as our stock is regularly updated. We also provide a search on demand search service for individuals, interior designers and collectors looking for specific posters; most of our 007 film posters have been bought by individuals to decorate their cinema rooms and as gifts for James Bond fans, notable birthdays and children/teenagers.

Visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters – cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war and propaganda. You can also 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).

The Perfect Gift!

   Give something more unique this Christmas and New Year that’s sure to delight: original vintage posters — the perfect gift and the present with a future!

Original vintage posters make ideal presents for family, friends, clients and colleagues as they can be chosen to fit a person’s hobby, childhood memory, work, travel or other interest within any size or budget requirements (prices range from under £50 to a few thousand). The variety of subjects and styles make them adaptable to any interior design, from traditional to contemporary, and they are a great way to add colour and an individual statement in any room of the home, office, playroom or holiday retreat. Original vintage posters are also highly collectible and are widely recognised as a sound art investment. As antique and vintage items, they are naturally eco-friendly.

       

    Spain via Iberia    Take the Bovril Home

I'll Carry Mine Too    Le Baby Skooter   Bally

Salmson Comfort    Salmson Precision    Salmson Elegance

Englishman    Skiing Christiania    Live and Let Die

Danish Ballet    Futbol    High Jump

1961 24 du Mans    Psycho    St Moritz

Jungfraujoch    Staggered Travelling   Cimborak

There are, of course, lots of other posters listed at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse for more ideas and inspiration. Poster-related articles from the press (Antiques Trade Gazette, Financial Times, BBC etc.) and auction reviews are listed on the News & Events page. 
 
 
About Us: AntikBar is a London-based online business specialising in original vintage posters covering a variety of subjects – travel, advertising, sport, cinema, war and propaganda – from around the world, mainly from the late 1800s to 1970s. We attend fairs and events throughout the year and offer worldwide delivery, collection advice, consultancy and search on demand services for both individual clients and interior designers. 
 
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