Nov 14, 2019 - Sale 2524

Sale 2524 - Lot 49

Price Realized: $ 552
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
CURT BLIXT (1912-2010) STOCKHOLM / 700 YEARS. 1953.
39x24 1/4 inches, 99x62 cm. Esselte Reklam, Stockholm.
Condition B+: repaired tears, creases and overpainting in image; minor restoration at edges.
Illustrator Curt Blixt won a poster competition held to choose the best image to promote Stockholm's 700th anniversary. He chose a personification of "Mälardrottningen" - (a poetic name for Stockholm, as the city sits on Lake Mälar), hosting a party in the city and on the water (Sweden p. 179). The mask and trumpet she holds symbolize the importance that theatre and performances held in the celebrations. This is the English version. Sweden cover and p. 181.