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. 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.


By Keith Haring (1958-1990)

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


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.

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.

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.


By Tadanori Yokoo (1936- )

Breathe in… breathe in the air…

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


By Tadanori Yokoo (1936- )

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


Of course you are.


By Anonymous

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


By Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)

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


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.


By Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939)

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


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 18 at 11am EDT.