A Private Collection of New Zealand and International Art Posters

Debra Bustin
Midnight Espresso & Deluxe Cafe

Three prints

Estimate: $500 - $700

Price Realised: $974

Monday 26 February 2024

A Private Collection of New Zealand and International Art Posters

6:00PM 3 Abbey Street, Newton, Auckland

Art+Object commences the 2024 summer auction season with a fascinating array of art exhibition posters. Collected from the 1950s up to the 1990s, it includes 300 posters from exhibitions that took place in France, Great Britain, Poland, Netherlands, Germany, the United States, Australia, and Aotearoa New Zealand. Among the highlights, the collection features a rare 1953 poster of the pioneer Pablo Picasso’s painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon for the first retrospective of cubism in France at the Musée d'Art Moderne in Paris. Besides being an insight into art trends of these years, these posters also give us perspectives on major societal and political debates of the time, illustrated, for instance, by the poster Artists For Peace – People for nuclear disarmament, an exhibition held at Mori Gallery in Sydney in 1985. Other iconic exhibition posters include Colin McCahon I Will Need Words, Philip Clairmont What Nuclear Family, Billy Apple Bid For Change!, Robyn Kahukiwa Mana Māori, Art Deco at the V&A, David Hockney at the V&A, Richard Avedon at Pace Gallery, Roy Lichtenstein at Leo Castelli Gallery, Black American Art at the Studio Museum of Harlem.

This is a timed online auction, which will begin closing with lot 1 from 6pm on Monday 26 February. Thereafter, lots will close consecutively every 15 seconds, until the end of the auction. Lots will auto-extend if bidding is still active. You can bid easily and conveniently through our personalised app available on App Store or Google Play, or via our desktop platform at live.artandobject.co.nz. You can alternatively place an absentee bid by filling out the form below.

To view all poster images of each lot, browse the catalogue on our bidding app here.

Please note that all posters are unframed and in vintage condition, many with tears and creases. Their condition is commensurate with age and use, but please feel free to examine them in person or request images of the damages.

Contact info@artandobject.co.nz or ring reception 09 354 4646 if you require assistance, we are happy to provide condition reports and answer additional queries.

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