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Post by AudreysCat on October 22nd 2012, 11:19 am

Bought in 1965, reference 'Athena block print' . Apparently one of a pair - the other being to view of the little girl from the front. Size is 46 cm by 60cm. The signature is hard to read Eli Byorn Larmam or something.... 1963. Any help much appreciated.
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Post by NaomiM on October 22nd 2012, 11:26 am

I believe Athena was a retailer that sold a very wide range of posters (block prints) in their hundreds of thousands. Some were iconic of their day - eg the female tennis player scratching her bottom - and adorned many student digs (mine included) in the 60s & 70s. They finally went out of business in the 90s.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athena_(retailer)

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Post by AudreysCat on October 22nd 2012, 11:35 am

Hi Naomi - Thanks it would help If I could work out how to add a picture !
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ye7VllK-0Tk/UIUZqyks1WI/AAAAAAAAAjk/82b3ZdsVET8/s1600/Karens+Painting.jpeg
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Post by AudreysCat on October 22nd 2012, 11:39 am

lets try again....
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ye7VllK-0Tk/UIUZqyks1WI/AAAAAAAAAjk/82b3ZdsVET8/s1600/Karens+Painting.jpeg
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Post by AudreysCat on October 22nd 2012, 5:14 pm

right ! lets have another go at loading a picture
Artist info please ! on 1965 Athena Block Print picture Karens17
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Post by AudreysCat on October 23rd 2012, 4:59 pm

I've been contacted by a friend who's Mum also has the same print - must have been one of the early ones sold by Athena ( 1st shop was in Hampstead in 1964) so I will let you know is we can get any more info.
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Post by AudreysCat on October 24th 2012, 6:17 pm

A really super twitter / etsy buddy found this "Minerva Reproduktioner, Copenhagen 1969. A reproduction of Christian Bjorn Larsen's 1963 Kristina. From a private collection. Made in Denmark. "

dontcha just lurve the power of social networking :)


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Post by NaomiM on October 24th 2012, 6:22 pm

Aha, mystery solved. Happy

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Post by AudreysCat on October 24th 2012, 7:09 pm

if anyone is interested there are more images of his work here https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Christian+Bjorn+Larsen&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=If6&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&channel=fflb&prmd=imvnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=fy6IUMuJMOed0AWsm4D4Aw&ved=0CFsQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=600
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