Arlington Gregg, [Be Kind to Books / WPA.] Group of 5 posters, circa 1936-40. Estimate: $1,500 to 2,000.
Vintage posters, like those appearing in Swann's Modernist Posters auction on May 3rd, provide a nice design aesthetic to consider when decorating a room or home. Check out stylist and designer Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo's home, whose walls bear many vintage advertising posters, many of which were purchased at Swann.
For inspiration, perhaps for a children's bedroom or library, these WPA Modernist posters, designed by Arlington Gregg, are sure to strike a chord for those who still like the feel of an actual book, while instilling in children and adults alike the tradition of reading—whether on paper, Kindle or iPad.
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