Artist: Bjørn Wiinblad (Signed and dated in print by Wiinblad)
Print: Silk screen poster
Dimensions: 33.9 x 48.8 in (86 x 124 cm)
Condition: Very good condition - light handling signs and wear (mainly on the edges), a little spot (over her head) and a little tear in the upper left side - please see pictures. Most of the imperfections is situated on the edges so a frame will cover up some of the imperfections.
This is one of the cornerstones of Wiinblad's posters.
The legendary "Vanitas" poster displays a dressed-up lady accompanied by two pink birds. It appears she is quite satisfied with her looks - maybe it is because the latin word "vanitas" means "vanity" - though it can also be "vain".
The poster is made as a serigraph (silk screen print) which means the colors looks very vibrant and the quality of the print is very high. It is a highly refined proces that takes much longer than typical offset print. However, when the serigraph is finish you can touch the colors and textures on poster almost as if it was a painting.
The craft of Wiinblad is often colorful, lush and full of humor. He was inspired by the sumptuous oriental style far from the Nordic stylish line. This artwork is differently true to his special line.
The views on his works are to this day very divided, but interest in his finer things are unrelenting - especially abroad (particularly the U.S., Japan, Germany and Norway). Bjørn Wiinblad's contemporaries were not exactly inclined to acknowledge his way to work, so his position as an artist has been a bit special. Globally, Bjørn Wiinblad is one of the very best selling Danish artists. He is (among other museums) represented at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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