“Posters of Paris” Ponderings

After a lovely afternoon at the Milwaukee Art Museum with the audio guide and my notebook as my companions, these are few of the observations I jotted down while navigating the metaphorical Morris columns: 1. Morris columns are smooth, cylindrical pillars installed on Parisian streets in the late 1800s—specifically for displaying poster advertising in the round. 2. These advertising posters (affiches artistique) inspired poster mania (affichomanie). 3. People coveted these works so much that artists like Grün had to stamp their art with, “This poster may not be given or sold.” 4. My…
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