1990 Wiinblad Haandværk 90 in Bella Center - Original Vintage Poster

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Artist: Bjørn Wiinblad (signed by Wiinblad in print)

Print: Offset lithography (Print by Poul Søndergaards Bogtrykkeri 

Dimensions: 23.2 x 33.1 in (59 x 84 cm)

Condition: Good condition - light signs of handling, transparent tape in the corners, tiny pinholes, a little wear in the lower right corner and some cuts in the surface near the text - please see pictures. 

Country: Denmark

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Here is a poster by Bjørn Wiinblad which I have never seen before! I was so exited when I found this, as I have seen many Wiinblad posters by now.

The poster was made in 1990 for the 150 years jubilee of something called "Haandværk 90" (Crafts 90). I have could not find any information online but I guess it is a kind of a union or association for crafts and arts. However, Haandværk 90 celebrated their jubilee in a venue in Copenhagen (Denmark) called Bella Center. The poster was very likely only made for this event and probably not a commercial poster available to the public. 

In Danish "crafts" is called "haandværk or håndværk" and the meaning is something you creates with your hands. This is why Wiinblad created hands upon hands on this poster - it looks a bit like a tree of hands with its roots, log and treetop. In the lower right corner Wiinblad says congratulations. 

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 represented at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 

Thanks for watching and please let me know if you have any questions.

REF: L309

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1990 Wiinblad Haandværk 90 in Bella Center - Original Vintage Poster

1990 Wiinblad Haandværk 90 in Bella Center - Original Vintage Poster

Artist: Bjørn Wiinblad (signed by Wiinblad in print)

Print: Offset lithography (Print by Poul Søndergaards Bogtrykkeri 

Dimensions: 23.2 x 33.1 in (59 x 84 cm)

Condition: Good condition - light signs of handling, transparent tape in the corners, tiny pinholes, a little wear in the lower right corner and some cuts in the surface near the text - please see pictures. 

Country: Denmark