AntikBar - Original Vintage Posters
404 King's Road
AntikBar's next original vintage poster auction on Saturday 14 January will feature a significant collection of Polish posters [see below] as well as a variety of other posters from around the world.
New and experienced collectors and dealers will benefit from their low starting prices with no reserves, some starting from under Â£5.
A preview will be open at their gallery from 11-14 January (until 2pm on 14 January) and the auction will start online at 4pm UK time. Please visit their auction page on LiveAuctioneers or The Saleroom to view their catalogue and register to bid.
About this Collection
This significant collection of Polish posters was amassed by Eberhardt Voigt (1920-1983), a keen amateur filmographer and poster collector.
Mr Voigt joined the film club movement that dominated the screens in the 1950s and became friends with Enno Patalas, Werner Krusche, Theo FÃ¼rstenau and Peter Pleyer. In 1957 he produced a documentary about Turkey with Viktor Schamoni, which included footage of the visit of Theodor Heuss, the German President.
In 1956 he met the Polish film journalist Leon Buckowieki (1916-2005) at the Bad Ems film festival, both united in the hope that Polish October and the new leader Gomolka would secure a period of more freedom in Poland, following the uprising of workers in Poznan earlier that year. They met again at the Kurzfilmtage in Oberhausen and kept in touch, with many of Leonâ€™s letters arriving in tubes containing posters by the most artistic designers of Polandâ€™s great period of film poster production.
This collection was exhibited once in Munich during the 1970s in a show organised by the German film director Peter Schamoni (1934-2011). Mr Voigtâ€™s family has kept this collection since his death in 1983 but would now like to give new collectors the opportunity to engage with the heyday of Polish poster art.
Please contact AntikBar if you would like any more information or visit their gallery: