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    Bjorn Wiinblad (Denmark, 1918-2006)

    Flute and Harp Player
    Tapestry
    197 inches high x 197 inches wide
    Bjorn Wiinblad moved to monumental tapestry commissions such as the Flute and Harp Player with great success. Both these works are 197" square and are intricate weavings incorporating foliate and floral designs surrounding the central seated figures. The red background behind the white figures stands in contrast to the checked yellow border of each tapestry that is picked up in the details of the birds within each piece. An aqua tone is carried throughout an inner square border with touches of green and brown. The skin tones and shading of the figures is subtle and the calm expression achieved on the face of the harpist while the action of playing the flute with the twisting body gives the second piece a sense of motion.

    Wiinblad captures the serenity of the moment even on this scale. The flute and harp players serenade the birds as they flock to enjoy their music with the difficult task of transferring his palette to the medium of tapestry being remarkably achieved while maintaining the color, tranquility and artistry Wiinblad mastered in other mediums.

    Provenance:
    Acquired from the artist in 1977 to hang in the Stemmoms Auditorium, Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas.



    Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
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