Vintage Chinese THE CENTRAL AGENCY, LTD. Advertising Poster

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Pre-War Shanghai posters are as distinct a genre as anything that came out of Europe in the years between the 1880's through the 1930's. Unconventional and sloppy by Western standards, these unique works of advertising art are nevertheless a cultural treasure, not just for China, but the entire world. They are a fusion of oriental and occidental styles that is unprecedented. If you look at Chinese art from the late 19th century and Western Art Nouveau and Art Deco from the 1880's through the 1920's, it's clear that these posters were heavily influenced by those styles. Shanghai, already a large international economic center back then in the 1920's, was ground zero for these varied and often risque advertisements. This poster issued post 1950, and has the iconic tin end strips. 31"x19.5"

Title: Vintage Chinese THE CENTRAL AGENCY, LTD. Advertising Poster

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Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Poster

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