Friday, March 27, 2009
We had some visitors today, not just any visitors, but the first group from 'Cassis' the French themed events group run by Muriel Brock and Francoise Thomas.
Muriel and Francoise have created a fabulous tour in Melbourne for the many Francophiles (and there are alot of us; we even refer to the top of Collins st in the CBD as the Paris end town!)who wish to indulge in the French inspired culinary and cultural delights of the city and inner north. Galerie Montmartre was delighted to make the list. It was so lovely to share our collection and our knowledge with this group, the collective sigh when L'Homme de Montmartre unveiled the first poster was enough to make me laugh aloud.
Cassis can be contacted via email, as the website is being finalised;
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
tours are held from 11 - 2pm. fridays & saturdays incl. morning tea & lunch
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Have a great weekend...x
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
As someone who adores vintage poster art, I was thrilled to find this image recently. If you look closely at the poster above you can see it has been framed without one bit of conservation work, it's simply there 'warts and all'. The piece is creased, it has a tear, it is even lifting from the backing. This makes it all the more endearing to me, as it reminds me that vintage posters were only ever made to be destroyed or plastered over by the next advertising campaign. It also confirms my bias (!) that poster art is unique and looks amazing whether it is left as it was found or restored to its former glory.
I am pretty sure that most poster artists of old would find it hilarious that there are so many of us who put their works in places as important as the dining room...let alone frame them!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Isn't it adorable?
Have a happy weekend!