Is there anything more exciting in home design than confronting what to do with a blank wall? The creative possibilities are endless, and posters are an evergreen great way to supplement the occasional splurge on original art. Here are four inspired picks that will have your houseguests thinking you’re a regular on the gallery scene.
There’s more to the MoMA selection than the overworked Monets and Dalis–which say “college dorm” more than “adult apartment.” We love this giclee reproduction of an Ellsworth Kelly. (A giclee is a print made with archival inks–a step above a standard poster.) The name of the piece is Colors for a Large Wall
, and indeed, it will dominate a space: Framed, it’s a 33.5-inch square.
$325, available at MoMA Design Store, 44 W. 53 St., 212-767-1050, momastore.org
Many of the wares from stellar online gallery 20×200 are photographic prints, but occasionally we’ll spot incredible text and typography pieces–like this piece by Craig Damrauer, available in three different sizes as an archival pigment print.
Modern Art, available at
This 16th Street shop stocks only vintage posters–no reproductions. Our favorites come from the American category–like this springtimey one from an 1899 edition of Harper’s
$800, available at Chisholm Gallery Vintage Posters, 325 1/2 W. 16th St., 212-243-8834, vintagepostersnyc.com
Posters Please in Chelsea stocks everything from $38,000 Toulouse-Lautrec posters to less expensive (but equally French) posters, like this charming Paris one. Oh la la!
$600, available at Posters Please, 601 W. 26th St., 13th Fl., 212-787-4000, postersplease.com
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