SPORTING LIFE IN ORIGINAL VINTAGE POSTERS

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Cycles France 1920s; A. Bernat; 63″ x 47″

World Cup Soccer, the Tour de France, Wimbledon…we live in fabulous times for those of us who love the world of sports.

The darkness of this graphic design so aptly captures the solitary daring of the event. There may be teams of riders in the Tour de France but each man has gone out on a long and dangerous limb here. What a great, iconic and even cinematic image to underline the special poetry emanating  from a prosaic, winner-take-all concern!

 

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Soccer/Kina Lillet c.1935; A.G.; 31 1/2″ x 23 1/2″

A grey misty surround; but, on the field, colorful intensity. The recent soccer event in Rio gave us a colorful surround, and more fashion-conscious teamwork.

 

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Bata 1950; Donald Brun; 50 ½”x 35 ½”

Tennis, anyone?

 

igls

Igls c. 1935; Arthur Zelger; 33″ x 23″

Tennis etiquette.

 

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Golf de la Soukra Tunis 1932; Roger Broders; 40″ x 24 1/2″

Far from St. Andrews, the British home of golf, but proof of the global popularity of the grand old game.

 

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Kiss Behind a Tree 1920s; F.R. Harper;12”x 9”

Sometimes there is more fun and profit in not keeping your eyes on the ball!

 

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Pan Am Games Winnipeg 1967; Anonymous; 32 ¼” x 22 ¼”

Looking forward to Toronto’s moment in the sporting sun, next year’s Pan American Games!

 

up-and-over

Up and Over c.1940; Eb Segner; 14 ¼” x 10 ¼”

The equestrian events are in a class of their own!

 

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La Citroen; Le Rowing 1922 GBT ; Pierre Mourgue;9 1/2″ x 7 1/2″

An idyllic rendition of the rowing events.

 

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Regatta c.1930; Hoffe; 10 1/2″x 9″

A dreamscape putting sailing events in a wider wash of dynamics.

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