The opening evening of our show was well attended and successful. All 55 posters were hung throughout the gallery creating a visually exciting environment and provoking lively conversation.
If you were unable to attend the show, we have all the Maitres posted on our website for your viewing pleasure. The exhibition will be hung in its entirety through the end of the month.
We are preparing for our upcoming show with all 55 pieces coming back from the framers this week! The frames are beautiful with no mitered edges and gold or silver leafed corners.
The posters are over 100 yrs old. They were created by the same artist who invented offset lithography, the famous Jules Cheret. Cheret was not only an artist but a business man. He realized people loved the big posters but they were not easily removable from the walls. He decided to reduce the image down, put it on better paper, and identify it with the Maitres de l’affiche stamp in the corner. It was sold as a subscription.
Artists would vie for the opportunity to be be included in this series. You, as the subscriber, would receive 4 a month, one would always be by Jules Cheret.
At the end of the season Cheret would offer you the opportunity to purchase a dust cover created by him. You could then take the collection to the book binder and to have an album of important posters created.
This is going to be a truly magnificent show with many decorative lithographs that will make affordable fine art gifts for you and your loved ones!
We present you with Les Maîtres de l’Affiche (The Masters of the Poster) – an exhibit of historically significant decorative lithographs. Please join us at our opening reception on December 11, 2010 from 5pm – 7pm – just in time for the Holidays! These decorative lithographs make great and affordable fine art gifts for your loved ones (or for yourself!).
This collection of 55 original lithographs represents the beginning of the color revolution in the world and is one of the most influential art publications in history. Lithograph posters were originally created for industrial advertising but were quickly viewed as collectible works of art. Over 100 years old, these French lithograph posters are still highly sought out by art collectors everywhere. This exhibition offers enthusiasts and collectors a unique opportunity to collect well-known artists from the 19th century at way below current market values.
Saturday – December 11th 2010 – 5pm – 7pm
Kindly RSVP by Wednesday, December 8th
Call 312-787-3300 or email email@example.com
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