Opening Reception: Chinese Art Deco Posters: 1914-1935 & Dennis Lee Mitchell: Smoke Drawings

Wed Jun 26, 5pm–7pm
Presented by: gallery neptune & brown
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The early 20th century saw an influx of international companies eager to break into the expansive Chinese market, selling textiles, tobacco, chemicals, insurance, and pharmaceuticals. The advertising poster, widely used in Western markets, became ubiquitous in China with the arrival of the West's most famous corporate names, such as British-American Tobacco, Standard Oil of New York (Mobil), Colgate Palmolive, and Eveready Batteries. From the early 1900s until the mid-1930s, commercial artists in Shanghai were hired to create vibrant lithograph posters to advertise this wide variety of newly available products for daily use, including batteries, cloth, cigarettes and soaps.

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