Artist: Bjørn Wiinblad/Freddy Pedersen
Print: Offset lithography - signed by Wiinblad in print
Dimensions: 28 x 39.4 in (71 x 100 cm)
Condition: Very good condition - minor handling/folding signs - please see pictures.
Dissemination: Very rare
This great poster is a tribute to the great arts of Bjørn Wiinblad on his 80 years birthday. Several of his works was then presented at Sophienholm - an art museum near Lyngby just north of Copenhagen close to where Wiinblad lived. In this context were also published a book of his works.
The image shows a costume design by Wiinblad for "The Lady and the Fool" set up in the Royal Danish Theater, 1971. The play is known as a "comic ballet" from 1954 which concerns the love of a poor clown for a society beauty, who finally rejects her wealthy suitors and chooses a life with the clown.
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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