On Mother’s Day 2008, with a rush of blood to the head, Felix decided to start collecting vintage posters. Over the years he added to his initial purchases, however, life and priorities have changed. So now Felix has decided to let some of his treasures go.
The posters for sale in this exhibition are mainly French – designers include Bernard Villemot & Raymond Savignac – together with a few from the US and one from Australia. The oldest is from the 1930s and there is at least one from each decade up to the 1980s. Most are lithographs with the remainder screen prints.
The vibrancy of the colours and the design and technical craft that has gone into the production of these (often quite large) works is remarkable. These are statement pieces, as beautiful as they are significant to the history of posters, advertising and our cultural life.