Vintage Posters + Montreal - Long live the King!
Posted by karen ETINGIN on January 08, 2012 0 Comments
I have often compared the process of buying a vintage poster to the act of seducing a lover. Wait - stay with me here - there really is a similarity. Vintage, collectable posters are hard to find, expensive to own, and once you've started to acquire them, hard to forget. They make you smile, occupy a large part of your life (and wall space), and remind you of happy times, or places you've been to, or both.
I have seen it time and time again - a client walks in to the gallery, and sees a poster they like. They look at it, then look away. They walk in to another room, and then walk back, mesmerized by that one particular poster which appealed to them more than any other (and we have lots!). They ask about the price, the size, the artist - and then they leave, most often empty-handed. But they return - sometimes quickly, other time after a period of months, telling us that they just couldnt stop thinking about the poster - THAT poster, THEIR poster - the one that they just had to have.
Posters have that ability - they captivate you, overwhelm you, make you NEED to have them - just like lovers, or partners, or spouses. They become a part of your life and make you wonder how you ever lived without them. They are magical, spell-binding and spectacular But unlike some partners, posters will never let you down. Once in your life, they will make you wonder how you ever lived without them - and they will clamour for company. Once you start collecting vintage posters and they become a part of your life, you're hooked forever.
This post includes some of the posters we placed this year, in their new homes. We think you'll agree - they look stupendous and as if they BELONG in the spaces which they now call home. Cappiello's Veuve Amiot reigns over a kitchen in Westmount, Le Chameau's boots are in the entry of another Montreal home, and Prunelle found pride of place in the apartment of Jordanna and Stephany. Fabulous!
The L'Affichiste team is hard at work on our new blog - which explains why we havent posted too much in the last few weeks. We are set to launch next week and are very excited about the new format. It's a great deal of work, but as with most things, the more you put into it, the larger the rewards. We look forward to your comments and suggestions!