Ski the Sights

 

Steve Thomas has made a name for himself as America's most successful contemporary art deco illustrator by creating timeless images that are relatable to our own stories and pastimes.  His work captures the ambiance of places we've been and the wonder of the places we want to go.  But what also makes his work special and captivating to so many people is that he's maintained the tradition of great Art Deco Posters inspired by the iconic work from the 1920s.  Steve Thomas' compositions, rich color combinations, and custom designed fonts stay true to the nature of historic art deco posters. 

 
 
 
 

We have had two ski posters by Steve Thomas of Lake Tahoe and Utah on display in our gallery and just released his third which depicts the beautiful Mammoth Mountain in California's Sierra Nevada.  With the new release we wanted to look back and recognize some of the incredible, authentic art deco ski and winter travel posters that are still making headlines today.  Christie's, a globally established art auction house, assembled an impressive collection of authentic, vintage winter destinations and ski posters from the 1920s and 1930s.  At their "Ski Sale" event in 2016 some of their best lots sold for record breaking prices and we wanted to show off a few of our favorite vintage posters alongside Steve Thomas' newly released contemporary art deco prints. 

CHAMPERY

Martin Peikert
(1901 - 1975)
Price Realized:  $10,000

GSTAAD

Alex Walter Digglemann
(1902 - 1987)
Price Realized:  $76,900


 

Ski Lake Tahoe

Ski Mammoth

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