Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Art Deco Wine Posters

Art Deco Posters fetch large sums of money as they have become popular with their sense of 1920s and 1930s nostalgia for times long gone. The most famous poster artist was Jean Dupas (1882-1964) who created French art deco posters for the 1937 Exhibition promoting his native Bordeaux.

The one instantly recognisable poster is "Son Port' Ses Monuments, Ses Vins" (Our Port, Its Architecture, Its Wines), and is an image of a nude holding a column of grapes supporting a sailing ship with her right hand and a column of buildings supporting a modern ship.

Dupas also collaborated in the décor of famous steam ships during the 1930s and his work has appeared in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.

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