Artist: Bjørn Wiinblad (signed and dated in print)
Print: Offset Print (print by Permild & Rosengreen, Copenhagen)
Dimensions: 24 x 40.2 in (61 x 102 cm)
Condition: Excellent condition - only very light handling signs - please see pictures.
Here is a poster I have been eager to get in stock and it is finally here!
This poster is an advertisement for translation of "1001 Nights" in book format published by "Fischers Forlag" in Denmark.
Like other translations, Danish translations also to some extent been a problem, since you either have purged adventure collection of erotica or that they were greased extra and thereby gained 1001 to emerge as a major erotic works - depending upon the time period in which the adventures was translated.
"One Thousand and One Nights" is a collection of adventures of mixed origin (possibly made between AD 500-1500), the shape of the adventure collection is Arabic, but most of the adventures available in other versions in other adventure collections. The tales are part of an overall story about a sultan who have been in the habit of beheading his wives after the wedding night, but he marries the clever Scheherazade, beginning a new story every night, so the Sultan should let her live a night more to hear the rest of the story.
Originally, the caliph married to a woman whom he loved very much, but she was unfaithful to him. So he decided to marry a virgin every day and cut off her head when the day was over. One day he was so married to Scheherazade. She was not like the others - she was much more clever and had a story for every day. When the day was over she said that she would continue the story the following day. When the Caliph had to hear the story to end he did not have the heart to kill her. After 1001 night with stories and without Shahryar killing his wife, then Scheherazade quit her stories. At that time Shahryar is so in love with her that he refrains from killing a new wife every morning. And they lived happily ever after.. I think it could be Shahryar here on the poster.
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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