La Belle Epoque To Present New Lecture Series, Debuting With ‘Era Of Advertising’


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“Lucifer,” 1910, by Roland-Holst.

NEW YORK CITY — La Belle Epoque Vintage Posters, which also houses the newly reopened La Belle Epoque Auction House, will host a lecture in collaboration with, “La Belle Epoque Era of Advertising,” on Sunday, June 4, from 2 to 4 pm at 71 8th Avenue in Manhattan, with featured speaker Linda Tarasuk, co-owner, La Belle Epoque Auction House and La Belle Epoque Vintage Posters.

Longtime co-owners Tarasuk and Elie Saporta are considered to be among the top professionals globally in the area of La Belle Epoque-era advertising posters. Their expertise has allowed them to maintain their vintage poster business, which has flourished since opening in the mid-1980s in New York City.

As the newly reopened La Belle Epoque Auction House expands to seasonal and monthly auctions, it is also now utilizing its 7,000-square-foot space for community-oriented and art world activities.

On June 4, La Belle Epoque will collaborate with art world professional Debbie Wells of for a gallery tour and lecture “La Belle Epoque Era of Advertising.” Wells brings the art world directly to art lovers of all levels with her warm, engaging and enthusiastic style. For more than a decade, she has lectured on the current museum and art gallery scene, art history, artist biographies and innovative and original topics on art, fashion and culture.

Tarasuk took her early passion for collecting vintage art posters and parlayed that into a thriving business. Limited tickets are available for the June 4 lecture; for information, email or call 516-819-2240.

In addition, La Belle Epoque Auction House will now offer presale evaluations, where potential consignors and collectors can schedule an appointment to inquire about their own art, antiques, collectibles, furniture and decorative items for potential consignment. The auction gallery is open Monday to Friday 11 am to 5 pm. Call for an appointment at 212-362-1770. For more information,

La Belle Epoque’s next auction is being planned for the summer, with the exact date being announced shortly.