Fine Vintage Exhibition Posters

31 July 2015

"Conceived, brought forth, watched over and supervised by the artist himself, in an atmosphere of creative excitement, all these posters are original, living works," Fernand Mourlot

In the 1930’s under the guidance of Fernand Mourlot, the Atelier Mourlot in Paris established itself as the most important lithographic studio of the 20th century. Over the course of more than 50 years many of the greatest artists of the time came to work at the studio including Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Cocteau, Miro and Le Corbusier.

A large element of the Atelier Mourlot was dedicated to the production of limited edition Exhibition Posters. Often promoting the artists who were working in the studio on creative projects, these posters frequently became collaborations between the artists themselves and the studio, raising the art form of the poster to new technical and artistic heights.

This exhibition includes a collection of Vintage Exhibition Posters which come directly from the Atelier Mourlot archive. Never previously mounted or framed they survive as remarkable examples of these ephemeral works.

(Please note all prices quoted in this exhibition are for the works unframed)

Galerie Berggruen, 1953

Georges Braque

L'Atelier de Braque, 1961

Georges Braque

Offrande à la Tour Eiffel, 1964

Marc Chagall

Bataille de Fleurs, 1987

Marc Chagall

Pastels Dessins, Galerie du Pont des Arts, 1955

Jean Cocteau

Otherworldy

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret - Le Corbusier

Maison de la pensée Française, 1954

Fernand Leger

La Parade, Musée de Lyon, 1955

Fernand Leger

L'art Independant au Petit Palais, 1937

Henri Matisse

The Sculpture of Matisse - Poster for the Exhibition at the Tate Gallery 1953.

Henri Matisse

Le Cubisme - Musée National d'Art Moderne

Pablo Picasso

Buste de Femme au Chapeau Bleu - Musee des Arts Decoratifs, 1955

Pablo Picasso

Peintures 1955-1956 - Galerie Louise Leiris.

Pablo Picasso

Côte d'Azur, 1962

Pablo Picasso