It’s not always clear what Amazon carries when it comes to the things-to-hang-on-your-wall department. (There’s a lot of weirdness like this.) But if you know what to search for and where to look, there are actually some fabulous finds — 17 of which we’ve gathered below.
“Swimming Pool, August 28, 1958” by O. Winston Link
Photographer O. Winston Link spent a good chunk of the late 1950s traveling through small southern towns, documenting the steam engine’s last hurrah and the major role it played in peoples’ lives. This one is of a group of friends hanging out by a swimming pool as a train zooms by, and feels so ’50s.
The Supremes at Lincoln Center
The Supremes at Lincoln Center, courtesy of famed illustrator Joe Eula.
French Auntie Mame
Foreign versions of American movie posters are always fun. Auntie Mame, the classic Rosalind Russell movie-musical, gets the French-poster treatment here.
Malditos. Burgeses. Enamorados. The cult Whit Stillman film, in Spanish.
Designed by Anna Huskowska, this Polish Dumbo poster is perfect for a kid’s bedroom.
1972 Munich Olympic Games, by David Hockney
A David Hockney x 1972 Munich Olympics collab.
The movie version of the Mary McCarthy novel directed by Sidney Lumet was kind of a stinker, but this poster is amazing.
1972 Massimo Vignelli Subway Map
This map caused quite a stir when it was released (Central Park was square, the Hudson River was brown), but designer Massimo Vignelli wasn’t going for accuracy; his goal was to make the sprawling city look organized and visually pleasing. The map was scrapped in 1979 for a more geographically correct version, but Vignelli’s edition remains beloved among designers.
“East Interior,” by Alex Katz
A 1979 gallery exhibit poster that (very helpfully) comes framed.
Note: This is currently unavailable, but Amazon has more art prints by Alex Katz here and here.
“Accumulation” by Yayoi Kusama
A 1952 ink-on-paper piece that currently hangs at the MoMA.
Note: The 24 x 18 canvas is currently unavailable, but there are still buying options for the 11.7 x 16.5 version.
“La Paresse” by Felix Valloton
From 1896, and currently framed in a Strategist editor’s bathroom.
Alexander Calder “Stabiles” at Maeght Galerie
There are few things more elegant than Alexander Calder’s Galerie Maeght exhibit posters. This one’s from a show of his signature stabiles.
The Parachute Jump at the World’s Fair
Actual parachutes were held up by metal rings on this famous ride that made its debut during the 1939 World’s Fair.
“Harlem Street Scene,” by Jacob Lawrence
This painting from 1942 captures the hustle and bustle of Harlem, Lawrence’s neighborhood.
Note: The Harlem scene is sold out, but “This is a Family Living in Harlem” is available here.
Herman Miller Summer Picnic, August 5, 1977
Every year, for 20 years, Herman Miller’s in-house graphic designer Steve Frykholm created a poster in honor of the company’s summer picnic. This one is of a colorful berry pie.
Note: These prints are sold out, but the Cooper Hewitt shop has some Miller posters for sale.
Introduction to Gemstones
This poster is giving off some vintage Hall of Minerals vibes, for the new New Agers out there.
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