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The Lesa Ukman Collection of Vintage Festival & Event Posters

In 1982, Lesa Ukman founded IEG (sponsorship.com) and built a company that spawned a new industry, one currently worth more than $85 billion. She created the processes to measure what was deemed immeasurable: the fair market value of sports, arts, entertainment and nonprofit sponsorships, now used by the worldwide marketplace.

In May 2016 she launched Lesa Ukman Partnerships, marking the second time in her career that she has brought to market an entirely new algorithm for capturing the value generated by partnerships, including the social value of events.

Along that journey, reflecting her love of festivals and events, Lesa amassed an amazing gallery of vintage, unique, special/limited edition, and artistically diverse poster art, spanning the latter half of the 19th century, through the 20th and into the early 21st century, encompassing festivals and events from across Europe and America. These posters were created by such diverse artists as Jules Chéret, Andy Warhol, Milton Glaser and Keith Haring. A highly valuable collection that for many years decorated the corporate offices of IEG in Chicago.

In 2017 – 2019, Lesa generously donated that collection to the IFEA Foundation and we are pleased to present it here on the IFEA web site for everyone to enjoy. The images below do not represent the entire collection and more will be added as we are able to document them. Each piece has been professionally appraised (see detail below) and information from that appraisal is noted next to each image.

To benefit the IFEA Foundation and their support of the IFEA’s ongoing educational mission . . .

we are offering these posters for sale at the appraised value noted next to each (shipping and handling to be added and determined based upon each individual piece).

If you are interested in purchasing

any of these for your own office, home or collection, please contact Kaye Campbell, CFEE, Director of Partnerships & Programs, by calling +1-208-433-0950 ext. 8150 or emailing to kaye@ifea.com.

How Appraisals Were Made

Appraisals for the collection were done by an expert appraiser with Rennert’s Gallery, one of the very few auction houses in the world dealing exclusively in rare, original vintage posters, using the guidelines linked here.

Hippodrome de Paris, Courses A Pied (Foot Races) 1881

Artist: Jules Chéret (Paris, 31-05-1836 - Nice, 23-09-1932) Important, collected poster artist.
Size: 16 x 22 inches (41 x 56 cm), Signed
Framed: Carved Reverse Sheffield Silver
This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction.
Provenance: Poster Auctions Int’l, 1989

About the Poster:
While a costumed member of the Radjahs troupe is shown tossing coins in the air, it is the Hippodrome's foot races held on Tuesdays and Fridays which receive top billing. This was one of the last posters produced in Chéret's printing plant before its merger with Chaix later that year.

About the Artist:
The French Government awarded Chéret the ‘Légion d´honner’ in 1890 for his part in the evolution of the graphic art. Chéret developed the color lithography technique which transformed Paris into the "picture gallery of the street." In the late 1800s, large-scale images had to be printed on separate pieces of paper because the image size exceeded the press size. Chéret’s importance is still celebrated today; for example, there was a show of his work in Italy in 2016.Reference: Ref: Chéret, 510; Broido, 394; PAI-VIII, 128

Appraised Value: $1,000

Grandes Fetes Anvers-Paris 1889

Artist: Jules Chéret (Paris, 31-05-1836 - Nice, 23-09-1932) Important, collected poster artist.
Lithograph with 1 inch linen liner
Size: 32.5 inches x 92.5 inches, Signed
Grandes Fetes Anvers-Paris, 1889
Framed: 2½ carved crown, antique gold (cost $2500+, 30 years ago)
This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction.

Note: This is an early example of corporate social responsibility ; French newspaper Le Figaro is sponsoring an event to benefit victims of an earthquake.

About the Poster:
A 2-sheet poster for a Parisian fair organized by Le Figaro to benefit the victims of “The Antwerp Catastrophe”: On September 6th of that year, an explosion ripped through a dynamite factory, killing 300 people. The two cities, with their crests shown, are symbolized by two women, with Paris, in a starry robe, comforting a grieving Antwerp.

About the Artist:
The French Government awarded Chéret the ‘Légion d´honner’ in 1890 for his part in the evolution of the graphic art. Chéret developed the color lithography technique which transformed Paris into the "picture gallery of the street." In the late 1800s, large-scale images had to be printed on separate pieces of paper because the image size exceeded the press size. Chéret’s importance is still celebrated today; for example there was a show of his work in Italy in 2016.Reference: Ref: Broido, 483; Maindron, 389; PAI-VIII, 127Poster Museum web site shows unframed for $3,000.

Appraised Value framed: $5,500

Exposition Nationale Suisse, 1896

Official poster for the Swiss National Exhibition 1896 in Geneva.
Artist: Emile Pinchert
Stone Lithography, Signed
Printer: Fretz Zürich
Size: 32 x 43 in. (77 x 110 cm)
Condition: B-
Framed
Purchased in 1987
This is an Original, Vintage Poster; It is not a reproduction.
Comparable: Galerie 123.com sold unframed for $1,200 in 2015

About the Poster/Event:
Roughly every 25 years, Switzerland organizes a national exhibition, with the aim of offering a snapshot of prevailing culture, politics and the Swiss economy.

“Everything that defines the national character and the specifically Swiss shall be brought together in a vivid, colorful piece of art,” claimed the official guide to the 1896 exhibition that is being promoted by this poster. And, the director of the 1939 exhibition proclaimed that “One of the principal tasks of this national manifestation is to convince the Swiss people of its moral value and its abilities.” We are unaware of any other country that follows this tradition.

The first Swiss national exhibition was held in 1883 in Zurich. Its central theme was the importance of school and education for economic growth. The next three, 1896 in Geneva, 1914 in Bern and 1939 in Zurich, were dominated by the Swiss army, reflecting a desire by the country to demonstrate its independence. The “Landi” of 1939, in particular, was largely the product of the prevailing ‘national spiritual defence’ policy. In the past, these exhibitions had tended to present an idealised image of life in rural Switzerland in direct contrast to the hustle and bustle of industrial towns. For example, at the 1939 expo, a life-size Swiss village, the “Landi-Dörfli”, was built on the shores of Lake Zurich.

The 1964 National Exhibition in Lausanne presented a futuristic vision of the country through the ‘Gulliver Project’, which involved a computer delivering the latest results of a visitor survey on major current affairs issues in real time. Held at the height of the Cold War, the 1964 Expo showcased Swiss values. For example, the army’s pavilion was in the shape of a giant hedgehog.

The sixth National Exhibition was held in 2002. Expo.02 was spread over four sites, or “arteplages” on Lakes Neuchâtel, Biel and Murten (in the towns of Biel, Neuchâtel, Yverdon-les-Bains and Murten). Expo.02 sought to promote the image of Switzerland as an open and forward-looking nation with a concern for its environmental integrity. Its main theme was water and Switzerland’s commitment to securing peace abroad.

There are plans to hold the next National Exhibition in 2027 in eastern Switzerland –at least, that is the hope of the cantons of St. Gallen, Thurgau and Appenzell-Ausserrhoden, which have already submitted their joint proposal.

Lots of photos and background on the 1896 Swiss National Exhibition can be found here http://expoarchiv.ch/1896_geneve/

Appraised Value: $1,500

Barnum & Bailey / Seventy Trains, 1899

The BARNUM & BAILEY Greatest Show on Earth
French version: “Un tableau realistique de L’arrivee de nos quarte trains”
Artist: Anonymous
Size: 37.5" x 30" (95.2 x 76.2 cm)
Materials: Litho on linen
Printer: Strobridge Litho
Framed
This is an Original, Vintage Poster; It is not a reproduction.

About the Poster:
In one of the most magnificent of all Strobridge-created posters for the circus, the artist impresses us with the sheer size and logistical complexity of the enterprise, which is virtually a traveling tent city. Although it was first used in the US in 1899, this French-text version was prepared for their 1902 European tour. Even abroad, Barnum & Bailey ordered 70 railroad cars to their specifications, and had them built in England to fit European track gauges.

Appraised Value: $3,500

Turin Exhibition of Industry and Trade, 1911

Artist: Adolfo De Karalis
Size: 28" x 20" (68 x 48 cm)
Framed: 1 /¾” carved crown, antique gold
Mounting: Archival on rag
Printed by: L. Chappu, Bologne
Condition: A-
This is an Original, Vintage Poster; It is not a reproduction.
Provenance: 1989 Posters Auction Int’l.

About the Event:
Turin 1911 was a world’s fair titled Esposizione internazionale dell'industria e del lavoro. It received 4,012,776 visits and covered 247 acres. The fair’s focus was on industry and labor.

About the Artist and the Poster:
Primarily a painter rather than a poster artist, De Karolis work was influenced by Burke-Jones and the pre-Raphaelites. Here, in his poster promoting Turin's 1911 International Exhibition of Industry and Trade, he uses a nearly identical image to that employed by Metlicovitz for the same event (see Swann auction #1945, lot 62). The only difference between the posters is that Metlicovitz's allegory was of only two men, while de Karolis depicts three.

Appraised Value: $2,500

1924 Olympic Games, Paris

Artist: Orsi (1889-1947)
Publisher: Bhogo
Size: 47" x 31.5" (120 x 80 cm), Double Colombier Format
Lithograph in Colors, 1924
Framed
This is an Original, Vintage Poster; It is not a reproduction.

About the Poster:
A full 150 designs were submitted to the French Olympic Committee. Two were selected: one by Jean Droit and this one by ORSI, a famous poster artist. 10,000 of each were printed. 8,000 were distributed and sold in France, 12,000 abroad.

ORSI’s composition alludes to the idea of a worldwide athletic competition where different symbols are combined to form a story: a javelin thrower in front of the globe and a view of Paris including the Sacre Coeur and Eifel Tower. Reference: Art & Sport: Images to Herald the Olympic Games https://la84.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/artandsport.pdf

Appraised Value: $4,000

Juni-Festwochen Zurich, 1968

Artist: Hans Erni (1909-2005)
Size: 50.3" x 35.5" (128 x 90 cm)
Framed
Provenance: Posters Please, 1992
Condition: A-
This is an Original, Vintage Poster; It is not a reproduction.

About the Event and Poster:
The Zurich Festival, founded in 1996 as a successor to the June Festival (1921-1993), is a summer festival jointly supported by Zürcher Kulturinstitutionen. The program includes opera, drama, concerts (from classical to jazz), dance, exhibitions, readings and discussions.

About the Artist:
Hans Erni was a Swiss graphic designer, painter, illustrator, engraver and sculptor. Erni was the Official artist of the IOC Olympic Museum, LucerneReferencesHans Erni Museum, Lucerne. http://www.hans-erni.ch/

Appraised Value: $3,000

Newport Jazz Festival, 1972

Artist: Milton Glaser
Publisher: Push Pin Studios
Size: 24" x 36" (61 x 91 cm)
Framed

Glaser, co-founder of Push Pin Studios, is a giant among American illustrators. Glaser's relationship with the Russian Tea Room, a landmark haunt next to New York's Carnegie Hall, began when owner Faith Gordon Stewart asked him to redesign the restaurant's logo and menus. A memorable program of graphic communications followed.

This poster celebrates the arrival of the Newport Jazz Festival from Newport, Rhode Island to New York City. Through color field techniques, this poster looks almost three dimensional.

Against a background of psychedelically-striped and checked candy pastels, the silhouetted figure of a Russian Cossack pours vodka into the throat of a saxophone to lubricate the player's performance.

Appraised Value: $750

World Theatre Festival, 1975

Artist: Jean-Michel Folon
"Festival Mandia! du Theatre"
Size: 31.5" x 24" (80 x 61 cm)
Framed

Appraised Value: $350

“Still Life”, 1976

Lincoln Center presents the 6th Annual Community Holiday Festival in cooperation with Con Edison 1976
Artist: John Moore
Serigraph, Printed 1976
Signed, edition of 450
Size: 57.25" x 31.25" (145 x 79 cm)
Framed
Condition A-
Referenced in page 48 of the Lincoln Center Book
Purchased 1982, unframed, $350
Poster Plus, 2014, unframed, $650

Appraised Value: $650

Newport Jazz Festival, 1980

Artist: John Martinez
Publisher: ProCreations Publishing Co., New Orleans
Numbered: 2945/3000
Size: 24" x 33" (61 x 84 cm)
Framed
Condition: A-

Appraised Value: $700

Houston Festival, 1980

Artist: Kermit Oliver
Signed and Numbered: 117/200
Size: 21" x 30" (53 x 76 cm)
Framed

In 1971 Main Street 1 was the name given to a Salute to the Arts to be held Downtown – a weekend happening of celebrations highlighting the performing and visual arts, on the sidewalks, streets, and store windows located between Dallas and McKinney on Main Street in Houston, Texas. Sakowitz and Foleys Department Stores, and the Cultural Affairs Committee of the Houston Chamber of Commerce, with the blessing of Mayor Louie Welch, sponsored the event. It was the beginning of the cultural salute that grew and evolved into the Houston International Festival.

In 1980, the Houston Festival Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization was spun off, as an independent entity, from the Houston Chamber of Commerce, with a mission to celebrate and promote the arts of Houston to the rest of the world. It was supported by the City of Houston, the Houston Cultural Arts Council, and the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Council. The board of Directors hired their first President, Rochella Cooper who immediately set out to involve the performing, visual, and literary arts organizations and individuals in promoting Houston through the Festival. Rochella brought an artist sensibility to the festival (she was a fabric artist).

In 1986, Jim Austin, who used to run the Memphis In May International Festival and which follows the salute to a country format, took over the festival and redubbed it iFest where, like MIM, it featured the art and culture of a different honored country each year and began complementing local artists with regional, national and international artists.

Appraised Value: $550

1st Paris Masters, 1986

Artist: Victor Spahn
Linen backed
At least 6 feet by 4 feet (183 x 122 cm)
Framed
This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction.

About the Event:
Event posters don’t just tell a story about the fair, festival, race or tournament being promoted but about what is going on in society and in marketing at the time. For example, this poster for the first Paris Masters, shows a time when a pro sports event could be staged without a title sponsor in an arena also without a title sponsor.

The Paris Masters (in French commonly referred as Bercy) is an annual men’s pro tennis tournament sanctioned by the French Tennis Federation and played at the Accor Hotels Arena, formerly known as Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy and originally known as Bercy Arena, in the neighborhood of Bercy. The event is part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour.

The tournament evolved from the French Covered Court Championships. In the open era it was held at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin until 1982. In 1989 it was upgraded to become one of the premier nine tournaments of the Grand Prix Tour and part of the Grand Prix Super Series replacing the Tokyo Open. The event is usually the final tournament on the tour before the season-ending ATP Finals. Because of its sponsorship, the event was officially known from 2003 to 2016 as BNP Paribas Masters, and from 2017 as the Rolex Paris Masters.

Prior to the Tennis Masters Series replacing the ATP Super 9 in 2000, the event was known as the Paris Open. It is also often referred to as the Paris Indoor event in reference to both the facts that the other tennis event held in Paris, the French Open is held outdoors, and that since 2009, it is the only Masters 1000 tournament which is played indoors.

Ilie Năstase, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are the only players to have ever won both Parisian tournaments (Bercy and the French Open). In 2015, Marcelo Melo and Ivan Dodig won the doubles events at both tournaments.

While the event did not have a title sponsor, it was a stop on the Nabisco Grand Prix, BNP was its official bank and Ebel, its official timepiece, reproduced the poster image on a limited-edition watch:



2017 Appraised Valued: $3,000

Telluride Bluegrass & Country Music Festival, 1980

Artist: Tom McMurray
Size: 16" x 22" (41 x 56 cm)
Framed

All Telluride Bluegrass & Country Music Festival posters included in this collection are framed and curated by the late Fred Shellman, who ran the festival until his untimely death. An offer of $3,000 was made in 2010 for all six posters.

Appraised Value: $3,500 for all 6 Telluride Posters




Telluride Bluegrass & Country Music Festival, 1981

Artist: Tom McMurray16" x 22"
Size: 41 x 56 cm
Framed

All Telluride Bluegrass & Country Music Festival posters included in this collection are framed and curated by the late Fred Shellman, who ran the festival until his untimely death. An offer of $3,000 was made in 2010 for all six posters.

Appraised Value: $3,500 for all 6 Telluride Posters

Telluride Bluegrass & Country Music Festival, 1983

Artist: Tom McMurray
Size: 16" x 22" (41 x 56 cm)
Framed

All Telluride Bluegrass & Country Music Festival posters included in this collection are framed and curated by the late Fred Shellman, who ran the festival until his untimely death. An offer of $3,000 was made in 2010 for all six posters.

Appraised Value: $3,500 for all 6 Telluride Posters

Telluride Bluegrass & Country Music Festival, 1984

Artist: Tom McMurray
Size: 16" x 22" (41 x 56 cm)
Framed

All Telluride Bluegrass & Country Music Festival posters included in this collection are framed and curated by the late Fred Shellman, who ran the festival until his untimely death. An offer of $3,000 was made in 2010 for all six posters.

Appraised Value: $3,500 for all 6 Telluride Posters

Telluride Bluegrass & Country Music Festival, 1985

Artist: Tom McMurray
Size: 16" x 22" (41 x 56 cm)
Framed

All Telluride Bluegrass & Country Music Festival posters included in this collection are framed and curated by the late Fred Shellman, who ran the festival until his untimely death. An offer of $3,000 was made in 2010 for all six posters.

Appraised Value: $3,500 for all 6 Telluride Posters

Telluride Bluegrass & Country Music Festival, 1987

Artist: Tom McMurray
Size: 16" x 22" (41 x 56 cm)
Framed

All Telluride Bluegrass & Country Music Festival posters included in this collection are framed and curated by the late Fred Shellman, who ran the festival until his untimely death. An offer of $3,000 was made in 2010 for all six posters.

Appraised Value: $3,500 for all 6 Telluride Posters

15th Montreux International Jazz Festival 1981

Artist: K. N. Martin
Silkscreen
Numbered: 1635/3000
Size: 18" x 24"
Framed: Pro Creations Publishing, New Orleans, LA

Appraised Value: $750

Cannes Film Festival, 1982

Artist: Federico Fellini
Size: 63" x 47" (160 x 120 cm)
Framed and Signed
Condition: B
Original Print. Not a reprint or reproduction. Printed in limited quantities.

Purchased in 1987. The poster is an adaptation of an original drawing by director Federico Fellini. Though the films are the main focus of the festival, the official poster for the ceremony is always a work of art in itself.

Appraised Value: $1,800

Zanzibar” - The New World Festival of the Arts, Miami, 1982

Artist: David Hockney
Publisher: David Hockney
Original Offset Lithograph
Publication date: 1982
Size: 39" x 36" (98 x 91 cm)
Framed
Condition: A-

Collector’s Item: The 1982 New World Festival of the Arts in Miami was a one-time only event.

Appraised Value: $1,200

Kool Orlando Jazz & Heritage Festival, 1982

Artist: Jean Welch
Lithograph Numbered: 2126/3000
Size: 32" x 22" (81 x 56 cm)
Framed
Condition: A

Collector’s Item: One-time event based on New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and produced for Kool cigarettes by George Wein's Festival Productions, Inc.

Appraised Value: $750

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, 1982

Artist: Stephen St. Germain
Publisher: ProCreations Publishing Co., New Orleans
Serigraph
Numbered: 3863/5000
Size: 18" x 34" (46 x 86 cm)
Framed

Fourth in the series by St. Germain, this poster explores the colorful nature of hot air balloons, focusing on a single balloon seemingly broken free from the constraints of gravity. By perfecting smooth gradation techniques and allowing the background sky to blend into the envelope of the balloon, St. Germain achieves a graphic weightlessness and transparency that rivals the balloonist's experience.

Appraised Value: $700

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 1982

Artist: Stephen St. Germain
Publisher: ProCreations Publishing Co., New Orleans
Artist Signed and Numbered
Limited Edition of 2500. Sold Out.
(Also produced an unsigned edition of 12,500 numbered prints.)
Medium: Silkscreened
Size: 21" x 32" (53 x 81 cm)
Framed

Musician’s nest in soft clouds, defined using the pastel graduation techniques introduced in 1980

Comparables:
Purchased, unframed, 1991: $270
2015, unframed sold on eBay for $450
2017, unframed, sold for $545, source, http://www.art4now.com

Appraised Value: $650

Spoleto Festival, 1982

Artist: Moore
Size: 25" x 26" (63 x 66 cm)
Framed

Appraised Value: $500

Festival de Musique Acadienne, 1982

Artist: Philip Gould
Size: 18" X 28" (46 x 71 cm)
Framed

Appraised Value: $450

Denver World Theatre Festival, 1982

Artist: Greg Carr
Signed and Numbered: 101/500
Size: 20" x 26" (51 x 66 cm)
Framed

Appraised Value: $400

Carnaval Barcelona, 1982

Artist: Javiar Mariscal
Size: 30" x 40" (76 x 102 cm) Framed Works by Mariscal, a cubist artist, are in major collections. A book on his work is published by Taschen.

Appraised Value: $300

Mardi Gras New Orleans, 1982

Artist: Hugh Ricks
Publisher: ProCreations Publishing Co., New Orleans
Signed & Numbered: 938/5000
Size: 20" x 31" (51 x 79 cm)
Medium: Silkscreen
Framed

Appraised Value: $200

Israel Festival, 1982

Artist: Vardimourini
Size: 22" X 28" (56 x 71 cm)
Framed

Appraised Value: $150

17th Montreux Jazz Festival, 1983

Artist: Keith Haring, New York, (1958-1990)
Designed for Lucky Strike Switzerland. Art Consultant: Pierre Keller.
Printed by Albin Uldry, Bern, Switzerland
Original Offset Lithograph
Original screen print on heavy stock, archival paper
Came in 3 color variations.
Excellent color tones.
39.3" x 27.5" (100 x 70 cm)
Framed
Condition: A

Appraised Value: $800


Comparables (unframed):
  • 2009: $600 sale by Chisholm’s
  • 2016: $815, Christie’s London
  • 2017: $975 on 1st Dibs
  • 2017: $2,000 for all 3, used, listing eBay

Alligator Festival, 1983

Hahnville, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana
Size: 18" x 25" (46 x 63 cm)
Framed
Signed and Numbered: 144/300
Collector’s Item

Appraised Value: $550

Examiner Bay to Breakers, 1984

Artist: Lynn Larson
Size: 22" x 31" (56 x 79 cm)
Framed
Signed and Numbered
Publisher: Art of Running

Appraised Value: $700

XIV Olympic Winter Games, 1984

Artist: Andy Warhol
Size: 22" x 35" (56 x 89 cm)
Framed

Appraised Value: $200

Coors International Bicycle Classic 1984

Size: 21" x 28" (53 x 71 cm)
Framed
Curated by event owner and bicycle Hall of Famer, Michael Aisner

Appraised Value: $250

Coors International Bicycle Classic, 1985

Artist: De Simone
Size: 23" x 29" (58 x 74 cm)
Framed

Curated by event owner and Bicycle Hall of Famer, Michael Aisner.

Appraised Value: $250

Coors International Bicycle Classic, 1987

Size: 25" x 17.5" (63 x 44 cm)
Framed Curated by event owner and bicycle Hall of Famer, Michael Aisner

Appraised Value: $250

Examiner Bay to Breakers, 1986

Artist: Lynn Larson
Publisher: Art of Running
Signed and numbered
Size: 24" x 34" (61 x 86 cm)
Framed

Appraised Value: $500

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, 1986

Artist: K.N. (Nikki) Martin
Publisher: ProCreations Publishing Co., New Orleans
Limited-Edition Serigraph
Numbered: 1242/5000
Size: 20" x 30" (51 x 76 cm)
Framed
Condition: A

A wondrous tongue-in-cheek exploration of the "structure" of a hot air balloon. The artist first rendered a perfect technical blueprint complete with a balloon's build and operating specifications, then used color pencils to bring the scale drawing to life and give it dimensionality. The print sold out immediately.

Appraised Value: $400

Boston Marathon, 1986

Artist: Hugh Ricks
Publisher: ProCreations Publishing Co., New Orleans
Signed & Numbered: 2031/5000
Size: 26" x 18" (66 x 46 cm)
Framed

Appraised Value: $300

Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival, 1986

Artist: Keith Haring & Andy Warhol
Printer: Albin Uldry, Bern
Medium: Offset Silkscreen
Size: 39.3" x 27.5" (100 x 70 cm)
Framed
Condition: B

Appraised Value: $100

Bumbershoot, 1986

Artist: Joe Emmingor
Signed & Framed
Size: 36 x 22 inches

Appraised Value: $450


Nashville Summer Lights, 1987

Artist: Teresa Buey Reed
Numbered: 115/500 (Sold Out)
Pencil Silkscreen
Size: 24" x 24" (61 x 61 cm)
Framed
Condition: Rich A
Collector’s Item: Summer Lights no longer happens.

Appraised Value: $800

Albuquerque International Balloon Festival, 1987

Artist: Tadd Johnson
Size: 36" x 18" (91 x 46 cm)
Framed
Signed and Numbered: 1860/5000
Publisher: ProCreations Publishing Co, New Orleans

Ninth in the series by Johnson, a native of Albuquerque who watched the Fiesta grow from a few balloons to an international event, Johnson wanted to portray the event from the local point of view. His "triptych" shows how his neighbors respond to the balloons. His friendly people climb a grassy hill and gaze upwards toting everything from children to binoculars as they chase the colorful orbs overhead.

Appraised Value: $650

Tejano Cunjuto Festival, 1987

Artist: Thomas Vasquez
Size: 22" x 36" (56 x 91 cm)
Framed
Collector’s Item: Sold Out

Appraised Value: $250

Trophée Lancôme, 19th Annual Golf Tournament, Paris 1988

Artist: Victor Vasarely (1907-1997)
Size: Approximately 6' x 4' (183 x 122 cm)
Massive, Framed
Purchased in 1997
Condition: A-
This is an Original, Vintage Poster; It is not a reproduction.

About the Artist:

Victor Vasarely, was a Hungarian-French artist, who is widely accepted as a "grandfather" and leader of the Op art movement. Utilizing geometric shapes and colorful graphics, he created compelling illusions of spatial depth. After settling in Paris in 1930, Vasarely worked as a graphic artist while creating many proto-Op Art works including Zebra (1937). The artist experimented in a style based in Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism during the 1940s, before arriving at his hallmark checkerboard works. His works are held in collections of such major museums as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Tate Gallery in London, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.

About the Event:
French cosmetics and cologne giant, Lancôme, titled this pro golf tour stop between 1970 and 2003, which was promoted by IMG. Held in the fall at the St. Nom La Breteche Golf course located near Paris, the tournament was established to help popularize the sport of golf in France and attracted international competitors like Arnold Palmer. In addition to Vasarely, images by other popular artists such as Bernard Buffet and Luigi Castiglioni, were used to promote the tournament.

Appraised Value: $2500

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 1988

Artist: Kevin Combs
Framed
Signed and Numbered: 9199/12,500
Publisher: ProCreations Publishing Co., New Orleans

Celebrating Zydeco, the native music of Cajun South Louisiana, this poster is a melange of accordion, fiddle and washboard percussion. Incorporating an airbrush gradation for the first time, this poster captures the energy of this indigenous art form.

Appraised Value: $750

New York International Festival of the Arts, 1988

Size: 24" x 35" (61 x 89 cm)
Framed

Appraised Value $200

Montreux Jazz Festival, 1989

Artist: Luciano Castelli
Publisher: Albin Uldry, Berne
Size: 27.5" x 39.2" (70 x 100 cm)
Silkscreened
Framed
Condition: A-

The iconic Montreux Jazz Festival launched in 1967 with a line-up that included Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Bill Evans. Thanks to a media partnership with Swiss Radio, the concerts were recorded and created a buzz. The festival is almost as well known for its collectible graphic posters as it is for its music. Montreux Festival artists have included Jean Tinguely, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Niki de la Saint Phalle, Toni Ungerer, Julien Opie, John Armleder and David Bowie, as well as Phil Collins.

Collector’s Item: The market for Montreux festival posters is robust.

Appraised Value: $1500

New York City Marathon 1990

Artist: Cindy Anderson
Triptych, Watercolor
Signed and numbered: 468/950
Publisher: Art of Running
Framed
Size: 20" x 40"

Appraised Value: $600

Charleston Observer Marathon, 1991

Framed
Signed and Numbered: 95/100

Appraised Value: $300

The First Annual Charleston Blues Festival, 1991

Artist: Lance Miccio
Framed
Signed and Numbered: 116/300
Collector’s Item

Appraised Value: $450

Montreux XXVII Jazz Festival, 1993

Artist: Tomi Ungerer
Size: 39" x 27" (99 x 69 cm)
Framed

The iconic Montreux Jazz Festival, which launched in 1967 and was held in the Montreux casino with a line-up that included Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Bill Evans, may well be as well known for its collectible graphic posters as it is for its music. Montreux Festival artists have included Jean Tinguely, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Niki de la Saint Phalle, Julien Opie, John Armleder and David Bowie, as well as Phil Collins. Collector’s Item: The market for Montreux festival posters is robust.

Appraised Value: $1300

Festival de Jazz de Paris, 1992

Artist: Pol Brury
Signed & Numbered
Silkscreened | Backed on Linen
Size: 47" x 68.5" (119 x 174 cm)
Framed

Appraised Value: $675

Bumbershoot 1997

Artist: Julianne Paschkis (www.juliepaschkis.com)
Poster Print. Original painting was done using gouache on wood.
Framed: 26” x 36”
Layout and lettering by Nancy O’Connell.
Curated by festival creator Norman Langill
Collector’s Item


Appraised Value: $350

Beale Street Music Festival, 1996

Artist: George Hunt
Lithograph,
Signed and Numbered: 243/500
Part of the Memphis In May International Festival
Collector's Item

Appraised Value: $550


New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 1982

Not Yet Appraised

Spoleto Festival

Artist: Gian Carlo Menotti a roi
Framed

Appraised Value: $500

Los Angeles Festival, 1990

Not Yet Appraised

Montreux Jazz Festival, 1985

Not Yet Appraised

Sunfest, 1994

Not Yet Appraised


Festival de Tordor de Barcelona, 1991

Barcelona, Spain
Not Yet Appraised


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