|Designer:||Olson, Karl Axel Bernhard (1899-1986)|
|Dimensions:||91 x 60.5 cm | 35.83 x 23.82 inches|
|Condition:||Very good | | B +|
|Publisher:||Halmstads hantverks- och industriförening|
|Printed by:||Helsingborgs Litografiska AB|
This vintage poster is an original piece created for the 1929 Exhibition in Halmstad, Sweden, and bears the distinctive design by Axel Olson. A prominent figure in the Halmstad group, Axel Olson was a Swedish painter, draftsman, and graphic artist.
The 1929 Halmstad exhibition, organized by Halmstad's craft and industry association, marked a significant cultural event. King Gustav V graced the inauguration, emphasizing the exhibition's goal to showcase the latest developments in art, craft, and industry. The modern art section on the attic floor featured contributions from the emerging talents of the Halmstad Group.
The poster, set against a yellow background, displays a green-painted stone sculpture portraying a woman on a bull. Flanking the bull are two triton-shaped stone sculptures, emitting water that converges over the woman and the bull. Despite some age-related wear, such as tears along the margins, the poster retains its vivid colors and stands as a testament to the artistic and cultural richness of the 1929 Halmstad Exhibition.