Tag Archives: Tom Purvis

Who knew?

Today’s news is that I did something to something yesterday and discovered a whole new online archive.  For a collection that I had no idea even existed in real life. It turns out that the British Council owns a socking great heap of posters.  Made up of things like this McKnight Kauffer. And this Purvis. […]

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Odd and odder

This week, Ebay seems mostly to be selling oddities.  And the oddest of the odd has to be this, a redacted Daphne Padden poster for £9.99. It would be rather nice if they hadn’t done that, wouldn’t it? The listing does at least give a bit of provenance: we understand that this advertisement was displayed […]

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Cheap and Expensive

Bonus extra blog post today (although I can’t type very well at the moment because my fingers are freezing).  I was going to put the eBay news on the end of yesterday’s post, but then it turned out that there was quite a lot on offer.  So now they have a post of their own […]

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Ceci n’est pas un crease

Everyone has spent their weekend listing posters on eBay, it seems.  Well, everyone except me.  But there is a something for almost every taste out there this morning. Quite a bit of it is, however, somewhat battered.  Like this Tom Purvis poster, for example. This series has been mentioned on here before, as an example […]

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That’s modernism, that was

This may not be the cause of great excitement for many of you, indeed it may not even be news, but the Journal of Design History is now freely accessible online.  Which has let me get hold of an article that I’ve been wanting to read for ages, John Hewitt on ‘The ‘Nature’ and ‘Art’ […]

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Going Underground

So, the Christies auction.  Which is coming up on 5th November. I do have to admit that I was a bit hard on it last week when I said that it didn’t containg anything I was interested in.  This is not true, it just doesn’t have anything I can afford. Austin Cooper, 1933, est £800-1,200* […]

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