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Post-Modern Posters

POSTMODERN STYLE

Strictly speaking, postmodern design was a short-lived movement that manifested itself chiefly in Italy and the United States in the early 1980s. The characteristics of postmodern furniture and other postmodern objects included hot-colored, loud-patterned, usually plastic surfaces; strange proportions and weird angles; and a vague-at-best relationship between form and function.

Critics derided postmodern design as a grandstanding bid for attention and nothing of consequence. The fact that, decades later, postmodern design still has the power to provoke thoughts (along with other reactions) proves they were not entirely correct.

Postmodernism began as an architectural critique. Starting in the 1960s, a small cadre of mainly American architects began to argue that modernism, once high-minded and even noble in its goals, had become stale, stagnant and blandly corporate. In the next decade in Milan, a cohort of designers led by Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini brought the discussion to bear on design.

Sottsass and Michele de Lucchi, in 1980, gathered a core group of young designers, which would come to include Michael Graves, Marco Zanini, Shiro Kuramata and Matteo Thun, into a design collective they called Memphis. The Memphis Group saw design as a means of communication and they wanted it to shout. That it did: the first Memphis collection appeared in 1981 and broke all the modernist taboos, embracing irony, kitsch, wild ornamentation and bad taste.

Memphis works remain icons of postmodernism: the Sottsass Casablanca bookcase, with its leopard-print plastic veneer; de Lucchi’s First chair, which has been described as having the look of an electronics component; Martine Bedin’s Super lamp: a pull-toy puppy on a power cord leash. After the initial Memphis show caused an uproar, postmodern design quickly took off in America. The architect Robert Venturi had already begun a series of plywood chairs for Knoll Inc. with beefy, exaggerated silhouettes of traditional styles such as Queen Anne and Chippendale. In 1982, the new firm Swid Powell enlisted a group of top American architects, including Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Stanley Tigerman and Venturi to create postmodern tableware in silver, ceramic and glass.

On 1stDibs, the collection of postmodern furniture includes seating, decorative objects, lighting fixtures and more.

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Style: Post-Modern
Pink Floyd 'The Wall' Original Vintage Tour Poster for Dortmund, Germany, 1981
Located in Devon, GB
A tour poster for a series of performances of The Wall by Pink Floyd at the Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany, from 13th-19th February 1981. Based on a narrative concept by Roger Wat...
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1980s German Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

'Scarface' Original Vintage US One Sheet Movie Poster, 1983
Located in Devon, GB
Considered to be one of the best gangster films ever made, 'Scarface' follows the rise and fall of Cuban refugee Tony Montana (Al Pacino) as he becomes the biggest drug lord in 1980s...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

'Walk the Line' Original Vintage Movie Poster by Shepard Fairey, American, 2005
Located in Devon, GB
One of the finest movie posters to be produced in recent years, street artist Shepard Fairey's dazzling design for the teaser Campaign of 2005 Johnny Cash biopic 'Walk The Line' is a...
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Early 2000s American Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

Star Wars 'Return of the Jedi' Original Vintage US One Sheet Movie Poster, 1983
Located in Devon, GB
Tim Reamer's simple and effective design for the final instalment of George Lucas' original Star Wars trilogy has become emblematic of the entire saga, with its glowing lightsaber be...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

Rare Collectible Poster 600 Million mph, Central Park West Albert Einstein
Located in San Diego, CA
Unique rare poster black and white framed poster with Albert Einstein, nice condition.
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Posters

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Aluminum

Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art Poster of the 1961 Painting 'Thinking of Him'
Located in Sharon, CT
Offering a silk screen reproduction of the 1961 Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art painting 'Thinking of Him', in the collection of the Yale University Art Collection- printed in 1991.
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Late 19th Century American Antique Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

"One Hundred and One Dalmatians" Original Vintage Movie Poster, Hungarian, 1984
Located in Devon, GB
Twenty one colourful pups perch playfully in four rows on this jolly poster by Hajnal Gabriella for a 1984 Hungarian re-release of Walt Disney's animated adventure 'One Hundred and O...
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1980s Hungarian Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

Vintage Fiorucci Christmas Poster
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A rare vintage Fiorucci Christmas poster depicting a woman with her hair styled as a Christmas tree, complete with triangular tree shape, tinsel around her neck, string lights throug...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

James Bond 'Moonraker' Original Vintage Movie Poster, Japanese, 1979
Located in Devon, GB
Capitalising on the sci-fi space craze in the wake of Star Wars, EON Productions' opted to postpone filming 'For Your Eyes Only' in favour of loosely adapting Ian Fleming's 'Moonrake...
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1970s Japanese Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

Original Signed Joseph Beuys Exhibition Poster 1980 Framed "Zeichnungen", Framed
Located in Hamburg, DE
Original signed exhibition poster by Joseph Beuys "Drawings" Kunsthalle Bielefeld. This poster is an offset print with an artist's signature in the lower right area. It was signed wi...
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1980s German Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Original Signed Joseph Beuys Advertisment Poster "Ölfarben 1936-1965"
Located in Hamburg, DE
Original advertisement poster from 1981 for a book on Beuys oil paintings from 1936 to 1965. Signed by Beuys himself. This poster is an offset print with an artist's signature in ...
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1880s German Antique Post-Modern Posters

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Guernica De La Ecologia, Estudio En Color 9 Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra
Located in Geneve, CH
Guernica de la Ecologia, Estudio en Color 9 Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra One of a kind. Dimensions: W 90 x H 70 cm. Materials: wool merino, drenth heath, raw silks, cotton gauze. ...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Posters

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Other

East Meets West, A Breath of Indigo Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra
Located in Geneve, CH
East Meets West, A Breath of Indigo Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra Dimensions: W 105 x H 170 cm. Materials: Drenth heath and merino wool, silk, silk organza and mohair. Claudy Jongst...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Posters

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Other

Guernica De La Ecologia, Estudio En Color 1 Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra
Located in Geneve, CH
Guernica de la Ecologia, Estudio en Color 1 Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra Dimensions: W 90 x H 60 cm. Materials: Wool Merino, Drenth Heath, Raw Silks, Cotton Gauze. Claudy Jongstr...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Posters

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Other

Fuchsia Hybrida Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra
Located in Geneve, CH
Fuchsia Hybrida Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra Dimensions: W 180 x H 240 cm. Materials: Drenth Heath, Raw Silks, Merino, Silk Organza. Claudy Jongstra is known worldwide for her monum...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Posters

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Other

Lemon Burst II Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra
Located in Geneve, CH
Lemon Burst II Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra One of a kind. Dimensions: W 115 x H 180 cm. Materials: Drenth Heath, Raw Silks, Merino, Silk Organza. Claudy Jongstra is known world...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Posters

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Other

Guernica De La Ecologia, Estudio En Color 8 Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra
Located in Geneve, CH
Guernica de la Ecologia, Estudio en Color 8 Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra Dimensions: W 90 x H 70 cm. Materials: wool merino, drenth heath, raw silks, cotton gauze. Claudy Jongst...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Posters

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Other

Long Chrichel House Burgundian Black Series no. 5 Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra
Located in Geneve, CH
Long Chrichel House Burgundian Black Series no. 5 Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra Dimensions: W 105 x H 170 cm. Materials: Drenth Heath and Merino Wool, Mohair, Silk. Claudy Jongs...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Posters

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Other

Woven Skin D2-3 Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra
Located in Geneve, CH
Woven Skin D2-3 Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra Dimensions: W 100 x H 170 cm. Materials: Drenth Heath and Merino Wool, Mohair, Linnen, Silk and Cotton. Claudy Jongstra is known wor...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Posters

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Linen, Silk, Wool, Mohair, Cotton

Woven Skin B15-16 Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra
Located in Geneve, CH
Woven Skin B15-16 Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra Dimensions: W 100 x H 170 cm. Materials: drenth heath and merino wool, mohair, linnen, silk and cotton. Claudy Jongstra is known w...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Posters

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Mohair, Linen, Wool, Cotton, Silk

Guernica De La Ecologia, Estudio En Color 10 Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra
Located in Geneve, CH
Guernica de la Ecologia, Estudio en Color 10 Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra Dimensions: W 90 x H 70 cm. Materials: wool merino, drenth heath, raw silks, cotton gauze. Claudy Jongs...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Posters

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Other

Guernica De La Ecologia, Estudio En Color 3 Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra
Located in Geneve, CH
Guernica de la Ecologia, Estudio en Color 3 Tapestry by Claudy Jongstra One of a kind. Dimensions: W 70 x H 55 cm. Materials: Wool Merino, Drenth Heath, Raw Silks, Cotton Gauze. ...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Posters

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Other

The Stone Roses Original Vintage Concert Poster, Blackpool, 1989
Located in Devon, GB
A large and striking silkscreen concert poster for The Stone Roses' seminal gig at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England, on Saturday 12th August 1989. Following the release of ...
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1980s British Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

“New York, New York, It’s a Wonderful Town” Poster by Charles Fazzino, 1998
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Charles Fazzino is an American pop artist, known for his silkscreen serigraphs in a 3D pop art style. His artwork incorporates influence from urban landscapes, sporting events, and m...
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20th Century American Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

James Bond 'Goldfinger' Original Vintage Movie Poster, Japanese, 1971
Located in Devon, GB
Considered the quintessential and definitive Bond film, the third instalment in EON Productions' James Bond series set the template for many of the subsequent films, with its tongue ...
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1970s Japanese Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

Original 1982 Large Cinema Movie Poster Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks Film
Located in Llanbrynmair, GB
An original British quad movie poster from 1982 featuring the double billing of Blazing Saddles (1974) and History of the World Part I (1981). Both films directed by Mel Brooks. The...
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20th Century British Post-Modern Posters

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Acrylic, Paper

'Taxi Driver' Original Vintage Movie Poster, Australian, 1976
By Guy Peelleart
Located in Devon, GB
Set amidst the moral decay of New York City following the Vietnam War and Watergate scandal, Martin Scorsese's 1976 psychological thriller "Taxi Driver" starred Robert De Niro as a l...
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1970s Australian Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Linen, Paper

Roy Lichtenstein 'Aspen Winter Jazz 1967' Original Serigraph Poster/Print
Located in Sharon, CT
Rare 1960's silkscreen poster by Roy Lichtenstein for the 'Aspen Winter Jazz' Festival 1967. Published by Leo Castelli Gallery, and printed by Chiron Press. Unsigned, archival fram...
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1960s American Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

'The Goonies' Original Vintage US One Sheet Movie Poster by Drew Struzan, 1985
Located in Devon, GB
"They call themselves 'The Goonies.' The secret caves. The old lighthouse. The lost map. The treacherous traps. The hidden treasure. And Sloth... Join the adventure." A cult Class...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

James Bond 'for Your Eyes Only' Original Vintage Movie Poster, British, 1981
By Brian Bysouth, Bill Gold
Located in Devon, GB
The twelfth film in the James Bond series, EON Productions 'For Your Eyes Only' saw a return to earth with a more realistic and less sensational storyline after the extravagance of '...
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1980s British Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper, Linen

'Grease' Original Vintage Movie Poster by Linda Fennimore, American, 1978
Located in Devon, GB
This rare US One Sheet poster with a delightfully peppy design by Linda Fennimore was released for the teaser campaign ahead of the summer 1978 theatrical release of Paramount's bloc...
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1970s American Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Linen, Paper

'Apocalypse Now' Original Vintage Japanese B2 Movie Poster, 1980
Located in Devon, GB
Widely considered one of the best war movies ever made, Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 Vietnam War epic 'Apocalypse Now' follows Martin Sheen's US Army Captain as he journeys up the Nun...
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1980s Japanese Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

'Mad Max' Original Vintage Movie Poster by Tom Beauvais, Belgian, 1982
Located in Devon, GB
Making a bold visual statement with a clean and straightforward design, this small-format poster for the first Belgian release of George Miller's groundbreaking 1979 pre-apocalyptic ...
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1980s Belgian Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

George Harrison Original Vintage Poster by Richard Avedon, 1967
Located in Devon, GB
An original vintage poster of George Harrison from the set of five promotional posters designed by Richard Avedon and printed in England by Waterlow & Sons Limited for Stern Magazine...
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1960s German Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

Public Enemy Original Vintage Concert Poster, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, 1988
Located in Devon, GB
A rare boxing-style concert poster for a performance by Public Enemy with Fishbone, Living Colour and Stetsasonic at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Saturday 17th December 1988,...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

Large Scale 15th Annual Community Holiday Festival Lincoln Center Framed Serigra
Located in Miami, FL
Large Scale, 15th Annual Community Holiday Festival Lincoln Center Framed Serigraph by American artist William Conlon. Dated 1985. Professionally framed and protected with plexigla...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Plexiglass, Paper

Historically Significant 1990 Trade/Leather Daddy German HIV Awareness Poster
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A PSA poster from Germany circa 1990-1992 printed by a German AIDS Help Foundation and subsequently posted in red light districts throughout the east. Image is a highly realistic bla...
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1990s German Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

'American Graffiti' Original Vintage Us Movie Poster by Mort Drucker, 1973
Located in Devon, GB
A scarce US 30x40 poster for George Lucas' 1973 coming-of-age comedy 'American Graffiti,' based on his own teenage years in early 1960s Modesto, California. A tribute to the emergenc...
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1970s American Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

Javier Mariscal Poster, Signed & Numbered, Limited Edition of 100
Located in Chicago, IL
Hand signed and numbered, exhibition poster designed by Javier Mariscal, limited edition of 100 Giclée print on Matte Lithorealistic 269gr paper paper (23.4 x 33 inches). Mariscal's ...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

Hitchcock 'Marnie' Original Vintage British Vertical Quad Movie Poster, 1964
Located in Devon, GB
An exceedingly rare vertical format British Quad for Alfred Hitchcock's 1964 psychological sex thriller "Marnie," starring Tippi Hendren and Sean Connery. Not present on the conventi...
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1960s British Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

'Tron' Original Vintage Movie Poster, French, 1982
Located in Devon, GB
A vibrant French Petite poster for Walt Disney's pioneering 1982 sci-fi adventure 'Tron.' Written and directed by Steven Lisberger, the futuristic film starred Jeff Bridges as a comp...
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1980s French Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

Steve McQueen 'On Any Sunday' Original Vintage Japanese B2 Movie Poster, 1972
Located in Devon, GB
Cool as ever, squinting into the sun on his motorcycle, Steve McQueen is the main attraction on this full bleed photomontage poster for the first Japanese release of Bruce Brown’s in...
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1970s Japanese Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

Fiorucci Poster by Laurie Rosenwald, '1980'
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A 1980 Fiorucci poster designed by Laurie Rosenwald. Rosenwald, the daughter of artist and sculptor Robert Rosenwald, is a graphic designer, illustrator, and painter known for her br...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

1980s "Regatta" Screenprint by Frank Rowland
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"A soothing limited edition op art serigraph by American artist Frank Rowland (1927-2012). An abstract geometric composition that could resemble a sailed, hence the name. Beautiful u...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Original Vintage Japanese Uncut Movie Poster, 1981
Located in Devon, GB
A rare two-sided uncut printer's proof for the Japanese release of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark.' When cut, this sheet would have provided eight Japanese B5 or 'Chirashi' mini posters fo...
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1980s Japanese Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

1960s Wall Street Art Poster by Tomoko Miho New York Skyscrapers
By Tomoko Miho
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Original 1968 promotional poster designed by Tomoko Miho for the 'Aspects of New York' series commissioned by the Container Corporation of America, USA. Image uses glass blocks wi...
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1960s American Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

Pink Floyd 'The Wall' Original Vintage Movie Poster, Australian, 1982
Located in Devon, GB
Based on Pink Floyd's 1979 narrative concept album of the same name, "The Wall" follows the descent into madness of Bob Geldof's troubled rock star Pink as he constructs a metaphoric...
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1980s Australian Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

'Dirty Dancing' Original Vintage Movie Poster, Egyptian, 1992
Located in Devon, GB
Printed in sumptuous stone lithography, this winsome One Sheet poster by Wahib Fahmy for the first Egyptian release of 1980s coming-of-age classic 'Dirty Dancing' has us swooning. Sw...
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1990s Egyptian Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

'Maîtresse' Original Vintage Movie Poster by Allen Jones, American, 1976
Located in Devon, GB
In an early commercial commission, renowned British Pop Artist Allen Jones was asked to design the publicity poster for the 1976 US release of Barbet Schroeder’s 1973 fetish romance ...
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1970s American Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

Steve McQueen 'Bullitt' Original Vintage Movie Poster, Japanese, 1968
Located in Devon, GB
In one of his most famous roles at the pinnacle of his career, Steve McQueen is the essence of cool as tough cop Frank Bullitt in this action-packed 1968 thriller, featuring one of m...
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1960s Japanese Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

Barbet Schroeder 'More' Original Vintage Movie Poster, Japanese, 1971
Located in Devon, GB
A bewitching full-bleed black and white photograph of a supine Mimsy Farmer confronts us on this scarce english-language poster for the first Japanese release of Barbet Schroeder's 1...
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1970s Japanese Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

'The Terminator' Original Vintage Movie Poster by Milan Pecák, Czech, 1990
Located in Devon, GB
Along with Jakub Erol's stylized design for the Polish release, celebrated Czech artist Milan Pecák's imposing illustration of Arnold Schwarzenegger as 'The Terminator' is one of the...
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1990s Czech Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

Nirvana 'In Utero' Original UK Bus Stop Promotional Poster, 1993
Located in Devon, GB
An oversized UK promotional poster for the September 1993 release of NIrvana's third and final studio album 'In Utero,' following the chart success of the album's lead single 'Heart ...
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1990s British Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

Kraftwerk Original Vintage UK Concert Poster, Yeovil, 1975
Located in Devon, GB
A rare silkscreen concert poster for one of the first UK performances by German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk at Johnson Hall in Yeovil, England, on Thursday 18th September 197...
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1970s British Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

"Cabaret" Original Vintage Movie Poster by Bartosova, Czech A3, 1989
Located in Devon, GB
Although Western films were shown during the Soviet era in the Communist Bloc, American publicity materials were banned, allowing the state-commissioned artists to operate with total...
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1980s Czech Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

James Bond 'Diamonds Are Forever' Original Vintage Japanese Movie Poster, 1971
Located in Devon, GB
Sean Connery was paid a then record $1.25 million to return as James Bond for EON Production's 'Diamonds Are Forever,' his sixth and final outing as Bond after declining the role in ...
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1970s Japanese Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

"Back to the Future" Original Vintage Movie Poster, Hungarian, 1987
Located in Devon, GB
A beloved American blockbuster, Robert Zemeckis' 1985 sci-fi adventure 'Back to the Future' starred Michael J. Fox as teenager Marty McFly, blasted back to 1955 in the plutonium-powe...
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1980s Hungarian Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

Joy Division Original Vintage UK Concert Poster, Edinburgh, 1980
Located in Devon, GB
A scarce original concert poster for a planned performance by influential British post-punk rock band Joy Division at the Astoria, Edinburgh, on Thursday 8th May 1980. The concert wa...
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1980s British Vintage Post-Modern Posters

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Paper

Alain Gauthier posters for sale on 1stDibs

The posters of Alain Gauthier are available for sale on 1stDibs. There are many options in our collection of posters by Alain Gauthier, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 1 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many original posters by Alain Gauthier were created in the 19th century in the mid-century modern style in France. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider posters by and . The prices for Alain Gauthier posters can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $892 and tops out at $892, while pieces like these can sell for $892 on average.

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