Swann Auc­tion Gal­leries

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The New York Review of Books - - Galleries And Museums -

Up­com­ing Auc­tion: “Vin­tage Posters,” Au­gust 1; Pre­view: July 26 to 31.

The of­fer­ing of war posters that de­fines Swann’s Au­gust poster auc­tions fea­tures a spe­cial se­ries by the Food Ad­min­is­tra­tion, circa 1918, as well as the work of the stan­dard-bear­ers of twen­ti­eth-cen­tury Amer­i­can pro­pa­ganda, Howard Chandler Christy and James Mont­gomery Flagg. From WWII comes a rare se­ries pub­lished by Stet­son Hats, fea­tur­ing the mem­o­rable tagline Loose Talk Can Cost Lives - Keep It Un­der Your Stet­son, and anti-vene­real dis­ease posters by Arthur Szyk. A cor­nu­copia of wine, food and liquor ad­ver­tise­ments, the largest we’ve ever of­fered, in­cludes dizzy­ing works by Leonetto Cap­piello, Lu­ciano Achille Mauzan and Manuel Orazi.

Leonetto Cap­piello, Car­naval / Vinho do Porto, 1911. Es­ti­mate $20,000 to $30,000

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