1960s Bjørn Wiinblad's 1001 Nights (version II) - Original Vintage Poster

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Artist: Bjørn Wiinblad (signed in print)

Print: Serigraph/Silkscreen (print by TT Serigrafi). 

Dimensions: 25.6 x 38.2 in (65 x 97 cm)

Condition: Very good condition - the poster has light ceases in the bottom, light wear on the white outline and a little damage from moisture in the bottom and in the lower left side - please see pictures.

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This firework of an erotic artwork masterpiece was created by the world famous artist Bjørn Wiinblad (1918-2006) sometimes during the 1960s. 

The poster displays an erotic scene with a young woman and and a man. This is possibly the famous story with Scheherazade and the Caliph in the series of stories that "1001 Nights" is made of up.

It is by far one of the most detailed and thorough thought posters we have in stock and was made as artwork for a new edition of 1001 Nights in the 70s - a collection of adventures descending from Arabia. You can see the title of the poster saying "Tusind og en Nat" (the Danish title). 

The poster is made as a 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 finished you can feel the textures on poster almost as if it was a painting. 

About Bjørn Wiinblad:

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.

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. 

About 1001 Nights:

The poster was made as artwork and advertisement for the complete book publishing of One Thousand and One Nights. Bjørn Wiinblad also made graphical illustrations in the books in order to bring the adventures to life. 

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. 

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 Thousand and One Night to emerge as a major erotic works - depending upon the time period in which the adventures was translated.

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

REF: L2602

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1960s Bjørn Wiinblad's 1001 Nights (version II) - Original Vintage Poster

1960s Bjørn Wiinblad's 1001 Nights (version II) - Original Vintage Poster

Artist: Bjørn Wiinblad (signed in print)

Print: Serigraph/Silkscreen (print by TT Serigrafi). 

Dimensions: 25.6 x 38.2 in (65 x 97 cm)

Condition: Very good condition - the poster has light ceases in the bottom, light wear on the white outline and a little damage from moisture in the bottom and in the lower left side - please see pictures.