japonisme: art nouveau

04 September 2006

art nouveau

roll the clock back, though, 15 or 20 years, and there i am a young hippy hitting san francisco for the first time. also for the first time, posters from the art nouveau period were being mass-produced, and were quickly selling through head shops around the world. not for 75 years had there been such interest in the art from that era, and now it had exploded once again.

i'll never forget walking into a crowded little store on upper grant street in north beach, in san francisco, and seeing this poster.

that moment changed my life.



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