Remember the days of Tiger Beat pull-out posters with Justin Timberlake’s baby-face and crunchy Ramen hair? Or perhaps you were the kid that went to the F.Y.E. store at the mall and bought an endless assortment of Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Can posters. Well, fellow decor-obsessed children of the ’80s and ’90s, the poster dream never died, and here to prove it to you is an art publishing company by the name of The Posters.
Because our taste has gotten more sophisticated, The Posters brings the work of your favorite artists off of the museum walls and into your foyer. Based on pieces from everyone from Tom of Finland to Mark Gonzales, its high-quality offset lithographs display the details of each artist’s technique and match their canvases’ original colors. Compared to the poster printing process, choosing the artists to feature is relatively simple, say co-founders Athena Currey and Adrian Rosenfeld. “We ask friends and others artists who they would like to own a poster by,” says Athena. “We go to shows, studio visits, and we look online; it’s a never ending process. This is a bit of a blessing because we are more thoughtful with our choices.”
Available at Opening Ceremony starting July 9 is a wide range of The Posters prints by artists including Marc Hundley, Nate Lowman, Sara VanDerBeek, Wyatt Kahn, and Simone Shubuck—each for only $55. In addition to owning the work of some of today’s most renowned artists for a totally affordable price, you can get them signed at our launch event at Opening Ceremony Ace, where Hundley, Kahn, VanDerBeek, and Shubuck will be present.
The best part of The Posters? It helps fund art education for underserved children. Ten percent of each poster sold goes to education partners, like Inner-City Arts located in downtown LA. “We look at our contributions to art education as being part of an ecosystem,” says Athena. “We make affordable posters of work hanging in museums and galleries, these images then end up in your home, and the sales fund art classes where new artists are being formed every day.”