Bonhams is offering a stunning selection of rare vintage posters at its Decorative Arts and Design Sale on Wednesday 10th October, in the Knightsbridge saleroom. Many of the posters illustrate the well-known ski resort, Zermatt, which sits at the foot of Switzerland’s most famous mountain, the Matterhorn. Pierre Kramer’s 1932 poster of a skier mid-jump, silhouetted against the Matterhorn peak, leads this exceptional collection. It is estimated at £6,000-8,000.
Bonhams consultant of 20th Century Decorative Arts, Richard Barclay, said “The posters of Zermatt provide a nostalgic look at the gilded age of ski resorts, and demonstrate the perfect marriage of both style and sport.“
Other highlights in the sale include:
A poster by Francois Gos (1880-1942), entitled Zermatt, Matterhorn, 1904, estimated at £2,000-4,000.
Carl Moos (1878-1959), poster entitled Zermatt, 1933, has an estimated of £2,000-3,000
An iconic ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ from 1939, published by the Ministry of Information has an estimate of £3,000-5,000.
A Hunziker Gerold poster, entitled Bugatti, depicts an abstracted outline of one the marque’s exquisite automobiles. The estimate for the lithograph is £5,000-7,000
A Henri Matisse Lithograph, NICE. Travail & Joie, captures the artist’s love for the sun-drenched city in the South of France. The estimate is £1,200-1,400.
Items go under the hammer on October 10th.