Poster Auctions International will host Rare Poster Auction #86 on Sunday, March 20, online and live in New York

Charles Loupot, St. Raphaël / Quinquina, 1938 (estimate: $35,000 – $45,000).

Robert Falcucci, Monaco Grand Prix, 1930 (estimate: $25,000-$30,000).

Robert Falcucci, Monaco Grand Prix, 1930 (estimate: $25,000-$30,000).

Leonetto Cappiello, Nice, 1927 (estimate: $7,000-$9,000).

Leonetto Cappiello, Nice, 1927 (estimate: $7,000-$9,000).

Paul Colin, Bal Nègre, 1927 (estimate: $70,000 - $90,000).

Paul Colin, Bal Nègre, 1927 (estimate: $70,000 – $90,000).

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, The Jockey, 1899 (estimate: $50,000-$60,000).

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, The Jockey, 1899 (estimate: $50,000-$60,000).

The sale features images from a century of poster design, including Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern and Contemporary works in a variety of subjects and styles.

This auction not only features the best works from our most beloved artists, but also includes rarely seen images, models, drawings and books.

—Jack Rennert

NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA, February 17, 2022 / — Poster Auctions International’s 86th Rare Poster Auction on Sunday March 20 features rare and iconic images from a century of poster design. The collection includes Art Nouveau, Art Deco, modern and contemporary works covering a variety of subjects and styles.

The 425 lots will be exhibited to the public from February 25 to March 19. The auction will be held live at PAI’s gallery at 26 West 17th Street in New York City, as well as online at, beginning at 11 a.m. EDT.

Jack Rennert, President of Poster Auctions International, Inc., said, “This auction not only features the best works from our most beloved artists, but also includes rarely seen images, models, drawings and books. Based on the Belle Époque creations of Alphonse Mucha and Henri from Toulouse-Lautrec in jazz age fashions Paul Collin and Charles Loupotthere really is something special for every collector at this sale.

The auction will start with 29 bike models. Highlights include ca by Achille Butteri. 1898 Perfecta Cycles (est. $7,000-$9,000), Pal’s ca. 1899 Phoebus (est. $3,000-$4,000), H. Gray’s ca. 1900 “Brilliant” Cycles (est. $2,500-$3,000), Cicli Dei 1934 by Marcello Dudovich (est. $6,000-$7,000) and a rare anonymous design of approx. 1920 promotion by Harry D. Elkes and Major Taylor for Iver Johnson Racer (est. $2,000-$2,500).

Next, automotive and aviation posters will be offered. Car designs range from Noël Dorville’s first Huile Rigal (est. $3,000-$4,000) to two powerful promotions for the Monaco Grand Prix of 1930 and 1932 by Robert Falcucci (est. $25,000-30,000 $ and $20,000 to $25,000). Aviation enthusiasts will be delighted by the 15 lots available, including Charles Léonce Brossé’s classic 1910 Meeting d’Aviation / Nice (est. $10,000-$12,000), Harold McCready’s 1929 Imperial Airways ( est. $4,000-$5,000), the rare 1935 Royal Air Force from WEC Book/Hendon (est. $4,000-5,000), and contemporary designs for TWA, Piedmont, etc.

22 war and propaganda posters will be on offer, including I Want You for the Navy by Howard Chandler Christy in 1917 (estimated between $1,200 and $1,500), the previously unpublished ca. 1917 Some Backing / The Empire State (est. $1,400-$1,700), Julius Ussy Engelhard’s 1918 Anarchy (est. $2,500-$3,000), a variety of international WWII drawings and a selection of pictures of Israel.

Then, 24 American literary posters will be auctioned. These early designs for Lippincott’s, Harper’s, The Century, and Scribner’s helped establish the American poster aesthetic. Posters by Will Carqueville, Joseph J. Gould, Jr., Edward Penfield, William H. Bradley, George Wharton Edwards, and Howard Chandler Christy are estimated between $1,000 and $2,500.

This auction presents several collections of remarkable artists. By Leonetto Cappiello, the “father of modern advertising”, 20 lithographs and models will be auctioned. Important works include his 1903 Absinthe Gempp Pernod (est. $6,000-$7,000), 1906 Zeste (est. $8,000-$10,000), a 1912 mock-up for Ramos Pinto/Vinho do Porto ( est. $12,000-$15,000), the rare 1912 Pineral (est. $8,000-$10,000), the dramatic 1921 Cordial Campari (est. $17,000-$20,000), the 1922 comp for “VOV” (est. $14,000-$17,000) and his cheerful Nice 1927 (est. $7,000-$9,000).

Jazz Age Paris champion poster artist Paul Colin will have some of his most important works up for auction. These include his iconic and incredibly rare 1927 Bal Nègre (est. $70,000-$90,000), the 1947 Katherine Dunham (est. $4,000-$5,000), his 1930 Museum of Ethnography (est. . $7,000 to $9,000) and a unique ca . 1970 menu design, Tabarin (est. $4,000-$5,000).

Fellow virtuoso of the Art Deco era, AM Cassandre will have 8 of his most powerful creations at his disposal, including the 1927 Nord Express (estimated between $20,000 and $25,000), the 1928 Statendam (estimated between $10,000 and $12,000), the 1935 Normandie (est. $10,000-$12,000), the 1928 The Continent via Harwich (est. $17,000-$20,000) and his 1929 La Route Bleue (est. $20,000- $25,000).

Key works by Charles Loupot will also be auctioned, including two for St. Raphaël: his very first poster for the brand of bitters, St. Raphaël, from 1937 (est. $25,000 to $30,000), and his second drawing from 1938, St. Raphaël / Quinquina – the only known copy of this 8-sheet large-format drawing (estimated between $35,000 and $45,000). An original 1923 model, Les Chaussures Cecil, will also be offered (est. $8,000-$10,000).

Other Art Deco highlights include: Nicolas by Francis Bernard (est. $3,000-$4,000), PKZ/So Kleidet by Karl Bickel in 1928 (est. $4,000-$5,000), Roger Broders’ 1927 Tour du Mont Blanc (est. $4,000-$5,000) and his 1927 Grasse (est. $3,500-$4,500), Boris Bućan’s 1983 “Firebird” & “Petrouchka” (est. $10,000-$15,000), Winter in Monte-Carlo from 1937 by Jean-Gabriel Domergue (est. $8,000-$10,000), Jean Dupas’ 1937 Bordeaux (est. $5,000-$6,000) , Josef Fenneker’s 1921 Marmorhaus / Der Teufel und die Circe (est. $3,500-$4,000), Erich Heckel’s 1920 Kaiser Wilhelm Museum Crefeld / I Ausstellung (est. $7,000-$9,000), and McKnight Kauffer’s 1924 E Eno’s Fruit Salt (est. $10,000 and $12,000) – one of only two known copies in the larger four-sheet format.

From the innovative master of lithography, Jules Chéret, 16 choice lithographs and paintings will be on offer, including his 1890 Théâtrophone (est. $2,500-$3,000), 1891 Les Arts (est. $20,000-$25,000 ), his Folies-Bergère/La Loïe Fuller (est. $4,000 to $5,000), and three original paintings with estimates ranging from $8,000 to $20,000.

From Ludwig Hohlwein, 6 rare and important drawings will be available. These include his 1907 Hermann Scherrer/Breechesmaker (est. $8,000-$10,000), the 1908 Café Odeon und Billard Akademie (est. $10,000-$12,000), and a rare poster from 1912 for the Zoologischer Garten München, featuring a vibrant pink flamingo (est. $8,000-$10,000).

Collectors of works by Alphonse Mucha will be delighted with the 37 offerings, which include revered posters, original artwork and rare books. Among the posters available are the larger and smaller versions of his 1896 Lorenzaccio (est. $12,000-$15,000 and $4,500-$5,500); his Médée of 1898 (estimated between $20,000 and $25,000); a rare variant of his Salon des Cent / XXme Exposition of 1899, printed in gold ink in an edition of 25 (est. $20,000-$25,000); The Seasons of 1896 (est. $40,000-$50,000); two extremely rare Champagne calendar models from ca. 1898 (each is estimated between $17,000 and $20,000); and his St. Louis Exposition of 1903 (estimated between $12,000 and $15,000). And Mucha’s revered Documents Décoratifs portfolio from 1902 will also be up for auction (estimated at $25,000-$30,000).

For another titan of the Belle Époque, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 31 of his rarest and most significant works will be put up for auction. The design that launched his poster career, the 1891 Moulin Rouge/La Goulue is included (est. $230,000-$250,000). Other high-profile posters include his 1896 the Ault & Wiborg Co. (est. $30,000-$40,000); the 1896 The Chap Book (est. $40,000-$50,000); the 1896 Salon des Cent, one of 50 prints, before the letters and hand-signed (estimated between $35,000 and $45,000); the extremely rare L’Automobiliste of 1898, from an edition of 25 (est. $40,000 to $50,000); the 1899 The Jockey (est. $50,000-$60,000), and the only known copy of a print for this poster (est. $30,000-$40,000); and the Jane Avril of 1899 (estimated between $60,000 and $70,000). An original drawing from 1892, La Goulue, will also be available (est. $100,000-$120,000).

Other Art Nouveau masterpieces include Gisbert Combaz’s 1st International Congress of Lawyers in 1897 (est. $7,000-$9,000), Georges de Feure’s Le Journal des Ventes in 1897 (est. $10,000 to $12,000), ca. 1905 Abricotine (est. $6,000 to $8,000), Jules-Alexandre Grün’s 1902 model for Scala / C’est d’un Raid! (est. $6,000-$8,000), Adolfo Hohenstein’s 1900 Monaco / Expositions de Canots Automobiles (est. $10,000-$12,000), Privat Livemont’s 1896 Absinthe Robette (est. $12,000-$15,000) and his 1897 Bitter Oriental (est. $5,000-$6,000), The AC of Leopoldo Metlicovitz. 1910 Flouvella (est. $5,000-$6,000), two 1897 Pal drawings for Folies-Bergère / La Loïe Fuller (each est. $6,000-$7,000), Walter Schnackenberg’s 1912 Odeon Casino (est. 25,000 $-$30,000), Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen’s 1899 Motocycles Comiot (est. $25,000-$30,000), and Jacques Villon’s 1901 Guinguette Fleurie (est. $40,000-$50,000).

Public screenings will take place daily from February 25 to March 19. For more information and to order the catalog, visit You can call the gallery at (212) 787-4000. For general inquiries, the email address is [email protected]

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Jessica Adams
International Poster Auctions, Inc.
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