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1954 Wiinblad Vanitas (Orange Version) - Original Vintage Poster

1954 Wiinblad Vanitas (Orange Version) - Original Vintage Poster

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This is one of the cornerstones of Wiinblad's posters.

The legendary "Vanitas" poster displays a dressed-up lady accompanied by two orange birds. It appears she is quite satisfied with her looks - maybe it is because the latin word "vanitas" means "vanity" - though it can also be "vain".

The poster is made as a serigraph which means the colors looks very vibrant and the quality of the print is very high.

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.


Artist: Bjørn Wiinblad (Signed and dated in print by Wiinblad)

Print: Silk screen poster

Dimensions: 32.4 x 47.4 in (82.5 x 120.5 cm)

Condition: Good condition - light handling signs, some tears of different length on the outlines and the left part is darkened a bit - please see pictures. Some of the imperfections is situated on the edges so a frame will cover up some of the imperfections.

Country: Denmark

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

REF: R3712

Materials: Original Vintage Poster,Heavy Grade Paper

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