Odense 999 Printmaking By Asbjorn Lonvig

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Asbjorn Lonvig  'Odense 999', created in 1987, Original Painting Other.
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Asbjorn Lonvig


Odense 999

Size - (USA):
50 W x 70 H x 0 D (cm)
Size - (metric):
19.7 W x 27.6 H x 0.0 D (inches)
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On posters in general: At the request of Dansk Plakatmuseum (Danish Museum of Poster Art) all new posters are sent to the museum where I now have one of the largest collections. After a French visit to Dansk Plakatmuseum's Cassandra exhibition, I received a letter from Mairie de Paris, Direction des Affaires Culturelles, Thierry Devynck: I am deeply impressed by the quality of the works which you have created and which Peder Stougaard of Dansk Plakatmuseum in Aarhus showed me. In particular, he showed me a poster which, as far as I remember, was entitled "Landmandsliv - en kunstart" (Farmer's Life - An Art Form). The drawing is at once full of charm and permanence. Would it be possible for Bibiloteque Forney to acquire a collection which is representative of your work? I would really like to include your work in our collections, etc., etc. A collection was subsequently sent to Paris. This poster is part of the Forney, Paris collection. The description is in French. If you want it in English, please feel free to e-mail me. "ODENSE - 999 ÅR" En 1988, la ville d'Odense célébrait le 1er millénaire de sa fondation. Je fis "ODENSE - 999 år", une affiche "d'échauffement" avant la célébration du millénaire. Je choisis pour motif Le Vilain Petit Canard de H. C. Andersen, qui était natif d'Odense. Je pris l'original de mon travail sous les bras et m'en fut à Odense voir le directeur des services municipaux. J'essayai de le persuader d'employer le motif pour des affiches publiques en 1987. En vain: il était très hésitant. Un mois plus tard, il me téléphone pour m'en commander 5.000 exemplaires, plus 10.000 cartes postales, 160.000 timbres, etc. Le motif fut également imprimé sur des sachets de plastique et des T-shirts. En 1987, Odense, pour moi, c'était une véritable fête. Je demandai plus tard à mon directeur des services municipaux si je pouvais faire autre chose pour lui. Oui, je le pouvais, et il est toujours bon de se servir de ce bon vieux Andersen. J'allai à la bibliothèque enfantine de la ville et empruntai tous les textes de notre conteur national. J'en choisis huit, à partir desquels je composai huit motifs. Je montrai mon travail au Directeur et au maire. Résultat: les motifs furent imprimés sur des cartes postales et mises dans des coffrets de luxe dont le couvercle représentait le motif du "Briquet". Ce coffret devait être offert en cadeau aux invités d'honneur des cérémonies du millénaire. Des 8 motifs furent ensuite tirés des posters qui se trouvent actuellement dans ma collection et sont vendus dans le monde entier.
Keywords:   Original Printmaking, Abstract Printmaking
Materials:   Other Print Types

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