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S2 ART GROUP

The S2 Art Group is a diversified publisher and distributor of some of the prettiest limited edition posters to hit the collector's market.

These posters are printed using a "low-tech" historical lithographic process on extremely rare antique presses. These rare 19th century presses are the same ones that created "vintage" posters over 100 years ago. The impressions are made one color at a time and must be pulled in perfect registration. They are hand-numbered and recreated as genuine fine-art, limited-edition lithographs.

S2 was formed in 1996 by Jack and Carolyn Solomon (Solomon & Solomon - S2) and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. S2 now has 6 galleries, called Jack Galleries, with 4 in Las Vegas, 1 in Chicago and 1 in New Orleans.

In addition to their fine-art collections of signed and numbered, limited-edition lithographs, they worked with the American Film Institute (AFI) on a project to reproduce the AFI top 100 movie posters of all times. They call this line of movie art "Art of the Movies."

To date, they have produced about 50 of the AFI top 100. Here is a list of the posters that have been issued so far - S2 Movie Poster List

S2 posters are issued in the 22" x 28" card, 27" x 41" one sheet and 41" x 81" three sheet sizes.

Because many of the posters they reproduce are from the early days of film, their lithographic style gives them the impression of being original movie posters.

S2 posters are easily recognized by their "embossed" label across the bottom. Many of the posters carry an embossed "AFI" on one side and an "S2" on the other.


By definition, the posters issued by S2 are not considered "legitimate movie art" because they are not released by movie studios in conjunction with the release of a film and they are released for sale to the public.

However, because their posters are printed using antique presses to recreate the early lithographic style of posters, and because they are released as a limited edition and are numbered, even many hard line collectors accept these beautiful posters as "collectible.

S2 has also created a new line of smaller and cheaper versions of the S2 Art Group movie posters. These are on cheaper paper and are also the commercial size, so these are not a problem to the hobby.

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