Mood: Pop Life.

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Pop Life ––

Everybody needs a thrill.

Pop Life ––

We’ve all got a space to fill.

– Prince

74.
74. Bal des Deux Dianes. 1926.

By Yuri Annenkov (1889-1974)

This Parisian event, to celebrate Russian artist émigrés settling in the City of Light after fleeing the Bolshevik Revolution, joins ancient history with contemporary pursuits.

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296. Montreux Jazz Festival 1983.

By Keith Haring (1958-1990)

Jazz springs into the ’80s with Keith Haring, the poppiest popster popstar artist of the decade.

297
297. Montreux Jazz Festival 1986.

By Keith Haring (1958-1990) and Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Warhol and Haring make some beautiful hip mid-’80s music together.

295. Tomy Shafrazi Gallery. 1983.
295. Tony Shafrazi Gallery. 1983.

By Keith Haring (1958-1990)

Tony Shafrazi fled the Islamic Revolution in Iran and became one of the most important New York gallery owners during the ’80s.

298. Act Up / Ignorance = Fear. 1989.
298. Act Up / Ignorance = Fear. 1989.

By Keith Haring (1958-1990)

Keith Haring’s rise to fame coincided with the emergence of HIV/AIDS. This was the most important advocacy poster printed during the age of fear and prejudice. Haring died of AIDS-related complications in 1990, one year after establishing his foundation for prevention and cure, with this poster as its escutcheon.

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466. Are You Ready for Fresh Air? 1989.

By Tadanori Yokoo (1936- )

Breathe in… breathe in the air…

It’s so fresh! How’d it get so trippy and clean?

467
467. Are You Ready for Foods? 1989.

By Tadanori Yokoo (1936- )

Look closely…. You are getting hungry, you are getting hungrier…

ARE YOU READY FOR FOODS?

Of course you are.

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143. Princesse Tam-Tam. 1935.

By Anonymous

Josephine Baker tweaks the nose of the provincial moneyed crowds in “Princesse Tam-Tam.”

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130. A New Generation of Leadership. 1996.

By Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)

Pop Art meets politics at the Bridge to the 21st Century.

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79. Don Diego & Palagea. 1928.

By Borisov (1899-1942) & Prusakov (1900-1952)

This Soviet Socialist Don Quixote, looking like a photomontaged Musketeer, wants to swashbuckle his way into your Pop Life.

379
379. Job. 1898.

By Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939)

May we be blunt? This poster is the epitome of the lush life.

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226. Théâtre de l’Opéra / Carnaval 1892 / 1er Bal Masqué. 1892.

By Jules Chéret (1836-1932)

Step right this way, for the Pop Life.

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PAI-LXXVI: Rare Posters Auction will be held October 28 at 11am EDT.