Artist: Bjørn Wiinblad
Print: Lithographic Print (Al- Offset, Andreasen & Lachmann, København (Denmark)
Dimensions: 26 x 35.4 in (66 x 90 cm)
Condition: Good condition - the poster has traces from tape in the corners which has faded the corners and there is a bit of wear in the lower corners (I believe the imperfections is easy to cover in a frame) - please see pictures.
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Yes, I was also surprised when I discovered this poster was made by the Danish artist Bjørn Wiinblad. In my opinion this artwork is one of his more unusual as the figures appears less abstract and more realistic.
The poster is an advertisement for "1001 Nights" published by "Fischers Forlag" and displays a cute couple holding a stringed instrument and a palm leaf. They appear to be in a garden with peacocks, trees and birds.
"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..
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.
Please note: This poster has never been resized to its original size so it has correction lines from the printers office in the top and bottom.
Also note that this is only the second time I have this poster in stock. I have had a hard time to find this one - at least where I am looking.
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