Join Shell Heritage Art Collection Manager, Nicky Balfour Penney as she introduces us to the Posters from The Shell Heritage Art Collection - delving into the history of the collection and highlighting key works by iconic artists.
The specialist auction, consisting of 49 lots being sold by Shell to benefit The National Motor Museum Trust, features some of the most successful posters from Shell's celebrated mid-20th century advertising campaigns.
From the 1920s to the 1950s, Shell commissioned some powerful advertising campaigns. The company realised early on that its advertisements promoted not only petrol and oil but also motoring, and motoring meant special pleasures – exhilaration, freedom and the joys of the countryside.
Join Shell Heritage Art Collection Collection Manager, Nicky Balfour Penney as she delves into the history of the posters and highlights a few of the most iconic pieces.
Vintage posters remain hugely popular amongst collectors particularly those depicting travel and sports and entertainment from a bygone age. In partnership with Vintage Poster specialists Tomkinson Churcher, Lyon & Turnbull holds specialist auctions of vintage travel and advertising posters throughout the year as part of our Contemporary and Design auctions. With over 30 years combined experience, Nicolette Tomkinson and Sophie Churcher are international experts in the field of Vintage Posters.