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PKZ by Herbert Matter

Herbert Matter PKZHerbert Matter’s poster of a bellhop admiring an overcoat is one of the rarest and most beautiful in PKZ‘s prestigious series. In its sophisticated Art Deco style, it shows the strong influence of Matter’s training in Paris with Cubists Fernand Leger and Amedee Ozenfant. Just 21 years old, Matter would stay in Paris to work with Cassandre on poster design and Le Corbusier on architectural projects. His return to Switzerland in 1932 marked a turning point for Swiss graphic design in its assimilation of Modernism.

For over 60 years the Zurich clothier PKZ teamed with the leading printer J.E. Wolfsenberger to produce Switzerland’s greatest poster series. Marked always by the richest textures and tones seen in lithography, the series featured all of the best Swiss poster artists, from Baumberger and Cardinaux to Matter, Birkhauser and Stoecklin. Given enormous artistic freedom, each artist was allowed to interpret the PKZ man or PKZ look as he saw fit.

Back to the Future! Gallery Exhibit

Back to the Future Gallery Exhibit

February 6 – April 1, 2012

We are proud to present “Back to the Future: Posters for a Brave New World,” an exhibition of original vintage posters that heralded the revolutionary technological and social innovations of their respective times.  The show features over 50 original vintage posters advertising fast trains, exotic vacation destinations, new household conveniences, and more.  Check it out!

In the Spirit! Our Annual Holiday Poster Show

In the Spirit Gallery Exhibit

We are proud to present our 18th annual holiday poster show In The Spirit!, an exhibition of original vintage posters that celebrate the mirth and indulgence of the season.  The show features over 50 original vintage posters advertising entertainment, fine foods, exotic travel, luxury products, and more.  We hope you can stop by our Boston gallery, but if not, click here to read more about the featured posters.

“Campbell’s Tomato Soup Bag” by Andy Warhol

Warhol Tomato Soup Bag ICAAndy Warhol’s Tomato Soup paper bag from his show at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art in 1966 is certainly one of the most sought after and expensive disposable carry-alls in the world, and also one of the most popular pieces on display in our Proto-Pop exhibit.

Warhol made his first soup can painting in 1962 which catapulted him and the Pop Art style to worldwide fame. The soup can became an icon of the new style, which used consumer items of all types to reveal (often ironically or subversively) the nature of the Post-Modern consumer society.

Warhol returned to the soup can repeatedly in his career, featuring the image in numerous works. Tomato soup, which was Campbell’s first flavor in 1897, was the artist’s preferred subject. In 1965, Warhol began to experiment with the colors of the can for the first time, which can be seen on the ICA bag.

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Beautiful, Rare & Meaningful Posters from around the Globe.