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Chinese Posters from the 1920s and 1930s
May 14, 2003 3:25 AM   Subscribe

Deco Orient: Chinese posters from the 1920s and 1930s, and, L'affiche Chinoise.
posted by hama7 (8 comments total)

 
[second link from Solipsistic, the artist formerly known as Speckledpaint]
posted by hama7 at 3:26 AM on May 14, 2003


These are excellent! FYI, you can pick original prints from the 1930s in Hong Kong for about 2 bucks a piece (Kowloon) or 4 bucks a piece (Midlevel shops in Hong Kong Island).
posted by magullo at 5:06 AM on May 14, 2003


[this is good]
Thanks hama7!
posted by plep at 5:20 AM on May 14, 2003


True, you could go to Hong Kong to get some originals, but for us budget-bound types, you can pick up knock-offs in New York at Pearl River.
posted by DenOfSizer at 5:44 AM on May 14, 2003


You can also get the real thing off ebay for roughly the same price (they must be a dime a dozen in mainland China).
posted by magullo at 7:19 AM on May 14, 2003


they must be a dime a dozen in mainland China

Don't spread this around, but if you get a nice shopkeeper in mainland China, she'll probably admit that she's selling you fakes.
posted by gd779 at 7:39 AM on May 14, 2003


I bought a bunch of knock-offs back when I used to travel to China... I still have about ten rolled up in my coffee table.
They're fun... and they only cost me a dollar apiece.
posted by linux at 12:29 PM on May 14, 2003


yes magullo, so many posters were destroyed during mao's reign that very few authentic posters remain and they are very expensive no matter where you buy them.
posted by centrs at 11:47 PM on May 14, 2003


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