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Post by Nic on April 28th 2009, 4:00 pm

Had this one a while, bought in Germany, and have never been able to decipher the signature. It came with a few other prints from listed artists, dated from the early 1960s through to the very early 1970s.

Originally I thought it was a warty-looking prostitute hanging about under a streetlamp, but it was later suggested that it might be a representation of the eponymous main character of the German song, Lili Marleen / Marlène - although the figure looks quite run-down to be the subject of the classic lovesong, but possibly it is a play on the imagery.

Any thoughts?

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Post by dantheman on April 28th 2009, 4:07 pm

it looks very pixilated,is that down to sizing?

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Post by Nic on April 28th 2009, 4:45 pm

That was the image host grumbling over the large size - I've shrunk it down a little and it seems to display okay now.
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Post by dantheman on April 28th 2009, 8:27 pm

Big Shock Oh my God!

Quick,pixilate it again Nic,it reminds me of the street that I took on the way to work when I was in my 20's,all the worst looking hookers would still be up and looking for business

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Post by Frillo on January 9th 2011, 6:07 pm

don't think it has any to do with the song Lili Marlen. The signature reads something like S. Ra(t)hstein or Ratenstein
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