Opening Cocktail Party 23rd April, 6-9pm
Hong Kongâ€™s one and only specialist vintage poster gallery, Picture This, is pleased to present â€œThe Orient by Designâ€. This exhibition for sale is a celebration of scarce, important and beautiful Asian travel and product advertising posters dating from 1920 to 1970.
Highlights of this exhibition include rarely seen examples of Far Eastern travel posters; among them a wonderful stone lithograph poster for the Peninsular & Orient shipping line printed in England around 1928 and boasting the companyâ€™s â€œLuxurious Modern Steamersâ€ of â€œ14,500 to 17,000 tonsâ€ on which travelers can be transported to the Straits, China and Japan. The poster features a beautifully executed image of a dreamy and faraway China; where in the foreground women and children ride on a wheelbarrow pushed by a strong coolie, and in the background the local people go about their daily activities before distinctive traditional Chinese architecture.
Other highlights from this exhibition include uncommon and early railroad, shipping and airline posters issued by, among others, Hong Kongâ€™s very own Kowloon Canton Railway, the Peking Hangkow Line, South Manchuria Railway Co., Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen, NYK Line, American President Line, the Civil Aviation Administration of China, B.O.A.C and Pan American Airways. The exhibition also features a selection of stunning vintage posters for popular destinations including Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Japan, Australia, Burma, Laos, Angkor and Japan. Seldom-seen posters advertising Banque Industrielle de Chineâ€™s bond issue in 1920 and â€œChinese Master Magicianâ€ Charles Cheongâ€™s performance in Hong Kong, 1961, are also highlights of the exhibition.
PLEASE NOTE that all posters in the exhibition are immediately available for sale - please contact us to enquire or purchase.