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Philip Williams Poster Museum


The Philip Williams Poster Museum may be a retail store, but it feels like a step into an amazing time warp. First of all the space, which opened in 1973, sprawls an entire block from Church Street to West Broadway- giving the industrial feel of Old New York that would be subdivided a zillion times today. Inside, stacks of Art Nouveau, Pop Art, travel, Surrealist, Art Deco and artist posters adorn vintage wooden tables, and are hung salon style on the walls and up to the rafters. (spotted on my last visit were gems from Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys and Salvador Dali)


Guests are welcome to peruse the some 100,000 posters dating from 1870 to present from Philip Williams’ personal archive, just a fraction of the 500,ooo artifacts he has collected over the past 40+ years. (the gallery also offers conservation, restoration and framing services).

Who: Dali, Warhol, Beuys, Art Deco, Art Nouveau

What: Philip Williams Poster Museum

Where: 122 Chambers Street

One Response to “Philip Williams Poster Museum”
  1. Picked up a few items when they were on Grand. Terrific collection!

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