Mood: Sunshine on a Rainy, Rainy Day

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Brighten your day.

55. Mistinguett / Théâtre Mogador. 1937.
55. Mistinguett / Théâtre Mogador. 1937.

By Jean-Dominique van Caulaert (1897-1979)

Life’s got its ups and downs. Mistinguett knows how to sing, with pennies from heaven for you and me.

457. Lampes Gramme. 1924.

By Jean d’Ylen (1866-1938)

Let the sunshine be your umbrella. Or vice versa.

459. Teinture Idéale. 1930.

By Jean d’Ylen (1866-1938)

One of d’Ylen’s most celebrated posters; this print has particularly eye-popping colors, delivering an exuberance that lights up the room.

460. Erasmic. 1912.

By Jean d’Ylen (1866-1938)

This gleeful herald, riding a soap bubble to cleanliness, was created in 1912; we regret the error.

431. Confetti. 1894.

By Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

How could anyone be unhappy with this on the wall? That’s why Humphrey Bogart bought a print for Lauren Bacall, and installed it right above their wedding photo.

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By Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942)

If you listen carefully, you can hear the music of Cappiello’s composition: a rain-dance, in arpeggios. When this went on the walls, a 10-year-old Gene Kelly must have been watching: and listening, and splashing about in a puddle.

233. Alcazar d’Eté / Louise Balthy. 1893.

By Jules Chéret (1836-1932)

That’s the way to get into the swing of things.

328. Cacao Van Houten. 1897.

By Privat Livemont (1861-1936)

A nice cup of Art Nouveau hot cocoa will make things all better.

All lots are available for viewing and bidding today!

PAI-LXXVI: Rare Posters Auction will be held October 18 at 11am EDT.