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QUESTION: I have a Miro's 100 Sculptures exhibition poster printed in 1978 (Matheos 107). This is the version that was printed with the stones reversed (the name MIRO is backwards) and with modifications to some of the colors for the for the Seibu Museum of Art in Tokyo. Matheos' book states that there were 2000 copies of this poster or regular paper and 75 printed "avant lettre" and signed on Arches. I have this version, but unsigned and what appears to be on poster paper. It has the printers marks ARTE - PARIS directly under the main subject of the lithograph, as opposed to the under where the place name is usually printed in the regular version. I'm assuming the book is wrong, as these things happen, but can you shed any light on this piece and perhaps an approximate value? Thanks!

ANSWER: Sounds like you have the poster that says, "Musee d art Moderne de la Ville de Paris" at the bottom?

Museum exhibit posters with no signature do not fetch high dollars.

They are fun to collect and will gain value over time. I would preserve it in a nice frame and hang on to it for a while and then have it appraised by a known apprasier. You could have that done now, but you might spend as much on the paperwork as the poster is worth.


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QUESTION: Thanks for your response. Actually, the poster I have is "avant lettre", so there is no place/date/time etc printed on the poster at all. It's just the lithograph with "ARTE-PARIS" printed just under the figure. It differs from the 75 avant lettre copies printed on Arches in that it's on regular paper and there is no signature.

It was common back then to sell/give away exhibit posters to those at the exhibit. In some cases the artist was there to sign original graphics or maybe sign the posters.  Sounds like you have an un-signed exhibit poster. Still good to collect if it was at the exhibit and not an after/(poster printed later).


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