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Food Is Your Weapon—Don't Waste It. 1949.

Artist: SHMUEL KATZ (1926-2010)Size: 18 7/8 x 25 1/2 in./48 x 64.6 cmCondition: B/ Slight tears at folds.Printer: Monash, IsraelReference: Key Words: Modern; Israel; Propaganda; Food/Drink; Jewish InterestFood Is Your Weapon—Don't Waste It. 1949.Katz created this poster for the Israel Defense Forces, which was formed in 1948 following Israel's Declaration of Independence. It has been involved in numerous war and border conflicts in its short history, making it one of the most battle-trained armed forces in the world. Here, Katz reminds hardworking soldiers to strengthen themselves with nutritional foods. Political involvement was central to Katz's life; he was born in Vienna in 1926, and in 1938, his family fled the Nazi occupation by escaping to Hungary. He went to high school there, but once Hungary was occupied, he was sent to a forced labor camp in Yugoslavia—until he escaped to Budapest and found shelter at the Glass House, where Swiss diplomat Carl Lutz protected endangered Jews. Katz was liberated when the Russian Red Army took over Budapest, and then joined the youth movement Hashomer Hatzair and studied architecture in Budapest. In 1946, he sailed aboard the Knesset Israel, which was apprehended by the British, and its passengers were interned in a detention camp on Cyprus. In 1947, Katz secured legal immigration as a member of the "First of May" nucleus group, which went on to become the founders of the Kibbutz Ga'aton in Western Galilee, where Katz spent the rest of his life working as an artist.Read more

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Biscuits Lefèvre-Utile. 1896
Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 17 1/2 x 24 1/4 in./44.3 x 61.5 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris This is the original version of the previous poster with the 1897 calendarium. Poster Auctions International
"Centaur" Cycles Works/Coventry.
Though the men's and women's bikes in this poster are promoted as the "King & Queen of Scorchers," there's nothing particularly hurried about the pleasant encounter on display. Perhaps the implication is that when you need to get somewhere quickly-such as an off-the-beaten-path assignation-the English-made Centaur is the bicycle you ought to be mounting. Though stylistically this could be the work of G. Moore-who designed a number of superior bicycle posters-the poster is unsigned and none of our research could yield further specifics. Hence, it remains Anonymous. Poster Auctions International
Cognac Bisquit. 1899
Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 13 x 27 1/8 in./33 x 69 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris Founded by Alexandre Bisquit in 1819, Cognac Bisquit has a long history of excellence, having been noted as a favorite of King George IV and Winston Churchill. Here, Mucha offers us one of his most alluring designs, the curvaceous blond, nestled in the privacy of the lush vines, coyly glancing over her shoulder at us while she takes a sip of the beverage. Poster Auctions International
Cinzano Bianco. 1963. Rare Poster
Artist: VERNIER Size: 65 1/2 x 44 1/2 in./156.2 x 113 cm Imp. Chabrillac, Paris Poster Auctions International
L’Estampe et L’Affiche. 1893
Artist: JEAN M. PESKE (1870-1949) Size: 51 x 36 1/4 in./129.6 x 92 cm Imp. Gerin, Dijon-Paris L’Estampe et l’Affiche was probably the most influential publication in the field of color lithography in France at the turn of the century and, under the editorship of André Mellerio, it did much to encourage poster art in the brief period of its existence. In an article in the magazine announcing the publication of this poster, the critic Crauzat is full of praise for it, indicating that its clear tones and design show the artist to be a master of decorative effect. As far away as London, The Poster magazine also lauded the work: “On the green summit of a cliff, two women–one lying down and the other sitting–giving a back view of themselves, look far away into the dying perspective of the ocean. Their dresses, respectively red and blue, give two beautiful contrasting notes to the ambient tonalities. Mountains encircle the bay, the calmness of which is disturbed only by the modulated swing of a smack. The colours are cleverly harmonised, and the light line of water produces a very good effect” (June 1898, p. 28). This is a rare before-letters proof of the poster. Poster Auctions International
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