Christmas Parties @ L'Affichiste...
Posted by karen ETINGIN on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
I can talk about vintage posters for hours. Hours and hours. I usually stop when the person I am speaking to gets that glaze in their eyes which tells me that they have become catatonic... but not always.
In my mind there is just so much to talk about with posters - their history, the artists who produced them, the manner in which they were produced - that even though I often find myself telling the same stories (hopefully to folks who haven't heard them before), I don't tire of educating and enlightening 'poster virgins' - in fact, I really enjoy it.
The other night we had an event in the gallery - in conjunction with a blogger named Laure who has a lovely blog called Une Parisienne a Montreal - and we had the opportunity to open the gallery to a whole new audience of Montrealers who hadn't been here before. The gallery is large and lends itself well to events like this - as you can see from the photos - and Stephanny, Kristina and I had a great time showing off our babies.
We have a full library of poster-related books - some for sale, some for research - and the corners of the gallery were full of folks reading and learning ... just the kind of thing which I think poster buyers should do before buying a piece of art.
We are happy to share our passion with you, and in the New Year, we plan on expanding the blog into something more frequent, more informative, and hopefully, even more passionate than it currently is. All the best for the holidays and New Year from L'Affichiste.
Photos by Christie Vuong