Today we are excited to offer for sale a rare and truly wonderful “To India by Scandinavian Airline System” travel poster! This c. 1950 poster was created by Otto Nielsen for SAS- Scandinavian Airline System. Nielsen (1916-2000) was an accomplished painted who dedicated much of his career to studying the people and animals of different regions. He illustrated many travel books outside his career at SAS. Nielsen created posters as well as calendars and other promotional material for SAS for nearly 50 years. His artwork showcases his loose oil painting technique and feature the people and animal life from destinations across the globe. This wonderful poster is most likely Nielsen’s earliest work for SAS due to the format differences and absence of the “S.A.S” abbreviated branding. Here Nielsen depicts a beautiful jungle scene set against the famous Hampi Temple found in the ruin city of Kamataka. The Hindu goddess Lakshmi holding two Lotus flowers is pictured above. At the top of the poster appears the original logo for S.A.S., which featured wings and the flags of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. The bottom is marked “Printed in Denmark by AffSet Axel Andreasen & Sonner”. The piece presents very well and is in very good vintage condition, with very minimal display wear. There is very small (and hardly noticeable) tear on the upper left border, and very light crinkling in a few areas. There is a small tore/crinkled area above the word “Fly”. Bring the elegance and refinement of the golden era of aviation home with this fantastic poster! Fresh to the market!
Dimensions: Height: 39 1/4″ Width: 24 5/16″
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