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Bahnhofstrasse Zurich, 1924;
Source: APG

Original Vintage PKZ Posters

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Photo Jasmin Frei, hellozurich

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Original Vintage Posters &
Artworks by Le Corbusier

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Pontresina | Engadine

Original Poster printed 1941

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Le Corbusier, the Artist

Works from Six Decades – Summer 2019

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Placart – a favorite place

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Sky Society

Exhibition of Original Vintage
Swissair Posters & Ephemera – Winter 2019/20

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Skiers Fly Swissair

Original Poster printed 1958

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LC in his Parisian studio in 1963;
source: FLC, Paris

PLACART with LC in Singapore

Exhibition of works by Le Corbusier from our inventory – Autumn 2019

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Sky Society

Exhibition of Original Vintage
Swissair Posters &
Ephemera – Winter 2019/20

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St. Moritz

Original Poster printed 1930

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Placart

Original Vintage Posters &
Artworks by Le Corbusier

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A classy presentation of Original Vintage Posters & the worldwide largest selection of lithographs and engravings by Le Corbusier –
that’s PLACART. We can also offer unique works by LC.

Looking forward to your visit

Tomas Rabara  |  PLACART

Art! Commerce! Value paper!

Originale Plakate in Zürich

Having become popular in Paris at the end of the 19th century, advertising posters soon after also seduced the passers-by in Switzerland with their bright colors and captivating compositons – a new form of art was born.

Each of the posters available at Placart is one of the rare copies of the respective circulation that has survived to this day. The great majority of the posters went missing as they were hung up in the streets. (Picture: Werdmühleplatz Zürich, 1913; source: Baugeschichtliches Archiv Stadt Zürich)

LC Built On Art

Le Corbusier’s essence cannot be caught without seeing also the painter in him – the art of modernism is his foundation. It is what he dedicates himself to every morning over decades. His development as an architect follows the one that he goes through as an artist.

LC’s graphic oeuvre grew over the course of five decades and comprises approximately 200 mostly hand-signed copperplate engravings, lithographs, as well as etchings which form an integral part of his artistic oeuvre. (Picture: Le Corbusier in 1937 while working on the painting “Plougrescant”: © akg-images / Paul Almasy; FLC / 2019, ProLitteris, Zurich)

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The number of posters we offer online is continually growing. In case you are looking for a specific poster: Please don’t hesitate to let us know.

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Top consulting by Tomas who runs PLACART with full commitment. Can only recommend it.

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An absolute pleasure to work with. Tomas offered his expert advice throughout the process and me with a brilliant customer experience. He has secured me as a client.

 Client from New York

Great experience. Knows his way around well, high quality offer. Very helpful and smooth communication – responding quickly. 

 Client from Germany

Really passionate and courteous. An enrichment of the offer at the Bahnhofstrasse.

 Client from Zurich

Tomas did a great job. We will certainly be back.
A marvellous store!

 Clients from Lausanne

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Solemn, sophisticated and sold: Swiss Art Déco at its best by Charles Kuhn, commissioned by a Zurich taxi company, printed 1937 by Wolfsberg (Wolfensberger) – departed to the left to its new home.

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"Parallelism is, as I employ it, either universally valid – and then my work has universal meaning – or I was wrong, and then my art is nothing but delusion." — Ferdinand Hodler

And what does this quote have to do with Otto Baumberger's poster promoting "Tell" shoes? Well, Hodler's view (as well as his pride and self-confidence) had a lasting influence on a lot other (younger) Swiss artists. His impact went even further as it was thank to him that Modern Art started to prevail against historicism and allegories in Switzerland – this cleared the way for, amongst other artists, Baumberger, Cardinaux, Stiefel...

"Marque Tell Shoes", lithograph, 1924, 128x89,5 cm – rare, available in the gallery

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