Christie’s - Graphic Masterworks: A Century of Design
21 August 2013
Staatilches Bauhaus Ausstellung
Long-term John Jones client Christie’s auctioneers are gearing up to present Graphic Masterworks: A Century of Design, one of the most highly anticipated vintage poster sales in years. This landmark auction of over 100 lots explores developments in graphic design between 1894 and 1988 and features artists famous for their revolutionary use of typography, layout, production and colour. With estimates ranging from £1000 to £200,000, buyers of all levels can invest in ground-breaking examples of graphic art including the famous Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles.
“Graphic Masterworks traces important developments in advertising and design, whilst reflecting significant moments in the social and cultural history of the twentieth century. Originally designed to last just a few weeks before they were torn down, the posters on offer are exceptionally rare, and many have never been seen at auction before.” Sophie Churcher, Specialist, Vintage Posters department, Christie’s
John Jones were delighted to be selected as the framer of choice to present highlights from this sale in bespoke designs hand-made with conservation grade materials and techniques. A public exhibition of the collection will take place at Christie's South Kensington 28th September - 1st October, with the sale itself scheduled for Wednesday 2nd October at 2pm.