Friday, January 19, 2007

Stig Lindberg - the Joker and the Lady

The Karneval series from 1958 - 1962 is typical Lindberg imagery. It contains a large number of images - trays as well as vases. The series is now popular for collecting and I have noted that prices in England and USA on these and other Lindberg works are even higher than in Sweden. One sales site is found here.

It is supposed to be a kind of reminiscence of the faience period at Gustavsberg ceramic factory up through the 50's. It is however made in serial production and not individually designed items.

The harlequin can be compared to the joker of the deck of cards (See entry Dec 28). This one has a more childish and innocent appearance. Maybe he has escaped from one of Picasso's circus paintings.

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