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1950s Wiinblad King's Screenprints (two posters) - Original Vintage Posters

1950s Wiinblad King's Screenprints (two posters) - Original Vintage Posters

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Very rare to find a pair of these. I have had several posters with the Queens but this is the first time ever I have this pair available.

Here are two quite stylish and very oblong screen print posters!

The posters displays (there are tow posters) a huge playing card know as the "King" and the kings on this playing card are smoking in the old fashioned way! I believe the poster could be an advertisement for the Danish cigarette brand simply known as "Kings"

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 process 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.

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 - just to mention a few.

PLEASE NOTE: This listing contains two similar posters which can be attached so they make up one huge image. I have seen some poster sellers who sells the posters as individuals but in my opinion they were meant to be attached together. You can see the outline on the playing card continues all the way to the bottom - if the posters was made to be displayed as individuals the outline would have looked different.

Also note: I am not sure about the exact date of print but I believe they were made in the early 1950s.


Artist: Bjørn Wiinblad (signed in print by Wiinblad)

Print: Screenprint (print by TT Serigrafi a/s)

Dimensions poster 1: 24.4 x 33.5 in (62 x 85 cm)

Dimensions poster 2: 24.4 x 33.8 in (62 x 86 cm)

Dimensions (attached): 24.4 x 67.2 in (62 x 171 cm)

Condition: Good condition - signs of handling, smaller tears on the outline of both posters and a smaller darkened (light red) area on the text "Kings" on one poster - please see pictures

Country: Denmark/Danish

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

REF: L2501

Materials: Original Vintage Poster

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