In a sea of Aspen galleries that start to look like one in the same, I fell upon this little store that had no sign outside, yet was brimming with images that enticed my senses. I love old, vintage posters, and this store is one of the best I have ever been in.
The Omnibus Gallery is a cozy shop that houses original vintage posters dating from the late 1800’s to 1939. Nothing is reproduced and each piece has a story.
I met George, the gallery owner, who was quite the comedian and kept me purely entertained. He has owned this gallery for years and as we started talking, he told me amazing stories about living in Aspen and collecting posters. He is definitely part of the shopping experience!
I had two particular favorites in the store…both were extremely large in size and also a bit out of my shopping budget…
This poster caught my attention immediately when I walked in. Not only do I love vintage, but make it a French poster and the want turns into need! It is 35.5 x 82.5 poster printed for a French bicycle company in 1894. This pretty baby will set you back a mere $18,900.
Perfect for a blank wall in any living room or hallway, my second favorite is this 50×36, masculine vintage poster. I love the oversized, exaggerated shoulders with the top hat and cane. PKZ is the most famous men’s clothing store in Switzerland and has been for the last 100 years. This poster was printed in 1934 and will ring up at $46,400…I recommend viewing this one at a bit of a distance.
From clothing, to travel, to music – you name it and there is a poster here for you. Stop in and see George when you are on East Cooper and he’ll help you fill that empty space on your wall.
the omnibus gallery: 422 east cooper mall.aspen.co.81611. 970-925-5567. www.omnig.com
*images courtesy my android