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Inhouse Vintage posters
All our posters are original prints (not reprints) unless otherwise stated. The price of a poster is
determined by age, availability and rarity. In case the edition size is known it will be stated. Most of our
original lithograph posters were made in editions between 250 and 3000 only.
We specialize in original Mourlot posters but also sell original posters from other editors. Some editors
f.ex. Maeght Editeur may reprint an original poster. Tate Gallery and other museums may also reedit
posters from earlier exhibitions. In general we do not sell reprints. If we do we will clearly state it, as a
reprint, in general do not not hold the same collectable interest and value.
was founded in 1852 by the Mourlot family and located in Paris, France. It started off producing and
printing wallpaper. In the 1920s, the founder’s son, Fernand Mourlot, converted a studio dedicated
only to printing fine art lithography.
One of the most important contribution of the Mourlot Studio was the art poster produced as works of
art in their own right.
A new generation of artists came to the studio to work directly on lithography stones to create posters.
Mourlot became the leading lithographic printer and created lithograph posters for many famous artists
like Matisse, Braque, Picasso, Le Corbusier, Leger, Miro, Magritte a.o..
Fernand Mourlot died in 1988.
In 1967, Mourlot opened a branch of the studio on Bank Street, in New York City, and collaborated
with artists including Robert Rauschenberg, Francis Bacon, Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander Calder,
Ellsworth Kelly, Alex Katz and Claes Oldenburg to produce contemporary lithographic masterpieces.
The studio closed in 1999.
Mourlot and other original posters are not cheap. However, they will keep raising in value if they are
well looked after. (see care and maintenance below).
Value – what to look for
To be valuable, a poster must be a design created originally as a poster by the artist, and be an example
from the original printing. Usually only one run (250 to 3000 copies) of a poster was made. Many
original posters have not survived but the ones that have are today considered valuable collectibles.
Care and maintenance
Keep your posters out of direct sunlight and away from windows.
Frames and framing material
Inhouse Vintage posters are all framed by a knowledgeable experienced framer using acid free board
and paper and glass suitable for artwork framing thus ensuring the best way to protect your poster.
In case you wish to reframe your poster, make sure to check the frame shop know what they are doing.
A poor framing job can with time ruin your poster. You are welcome to contact us for advice.
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