Politiken

  • 7171
  • Ib Andersen
  • 24” x 68”
  •  1965
  • $1700
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  • Politiken is a leading Danish daily broadsheet newspaper that was found in 1884 and played a role in the formation of the Danish Social Liberal Party. It has always been known for its liberal stance and has also prided itself on its outstanding design. In this elongated and stylized image by the artist, Ib Andersen, there appears to be a hectic and seemingly jumbled series of symbols in the body of the image but when looking at the top we see the crisp banner of Politiken. It gives us a sense of finding order in a jumble of chaos. The image itself shows influences of the cubist and Bauhaus styles .
     
    Ib Andersen (1907 1969) was known primarily as a painter but he used a very effective style in this poster to convey his message. Andersen studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts (Kunstakademiet) in Copenhagen (1926-1929). Andersen then continued his studies for a year with architect Einar Backness (1879-1952), followed by a year with Poul Henningsen (1894-1967). Andersen was the art editor of Politiken magazine from 1934 until his death in 1969. As a commercial artist he illustrated numerous book covers and made a significant contribution to Danish poster design - Most notably his 'British Exhibition' (British udstilling) poster (1943), The Scandinavian Air Express (1933), Trivoli (1943), Danish Air Lines (1945) and Taxes from the Far East (Skatte fra det fjerne) in 1952.
     
    This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.