Tuesday, September 6, 2011

American Posters: What's Cooking? @SwannGalleries

American Posters: What's Cooking?: " reblogged from Swann auction galleries 
(Auction 2252 ended 3 August 2011)

U.S. Needs Us Strong/Eat Nutritious Food, c 1942.
At auction August 3. Estimate: $400 to $600. (
Lot 69)

A new exhibition at the National Archives in Washington, DC entitled "What's Cooking, Uncle Sam?" examines the government's effect on the American diet.

Charles Livingston Bull's Save the Products of the Land/Eat More Fish, c 1918.
Estimate: $800 to $1,200. (
Lot 115)

According to a recent article in the New York Times, the show goes deeper than the food pyramid and food-safety concerns of recent decades, and explores how the government campaigned against malnutrition, encouraged citizens to conserve during wartime, and the dubious history of ketchup.

Eat More/Eat Less, from a group of five WWI posters, c 1917.
Estimate: $700 to $1,000 for the lot. (
Lot 81)

Swann has offered many government-issued food-related posters over the years, and there are many fine examples--most issued during WWI and II-- in our August 3 Vintage Posters auction.

Make Every 'Second' Count..., 1943, from a group of five posters.
Estimate: $1,000 to $1,500 for the lot. (
Lot 73)

Drew Struzan : Exclusive - Cult Movie Poster artist | The Swedish Bed

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Drew Struzan is an American painter but he is best known for his extensive movie poster work.
Struzan is one of the industry’s most recognized talents, having provided artwork for over 150 movie posters, including many of the best-known films of all time. A particular favorite artist of film directors George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Struzan created distinct and indelible images for many of their film releases.

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