Artist: Bjørn Wiinblad (Signed and dated in print by Wiinblad)
Print: Silk screen poster
Dimensions: 24.2 x 34.3 in (61.5 x 87 cm)
Condition: Very good condition - only minor signs of handling - please see pictures.
Here is a pristine Wiinblad poster - which is also one of his most famous early works.
The poster is made as a serigraph (silk 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 finish you can touch the colors and textures on poster almost as if it was a painting.
Several Danish vintage posters carries the title "Musik skal der til - Spil Selv" (There must be music - Play it yourself or Music is need/wanted - play music yourself). I believe the poster advertises a campaign along with exhibitions to encourage kids to play music in the 1950s and 1960s. As mentioned many posters has been produced in different years, with different motifs and by different artists (among them Espen H. and Otto Nielsen) which states that playing music is a quite important matter.
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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