Sunday, 28 February 2010

Kitsch print

I did a spot of op-shopping this weekend and found this gorgeous retro print of a little boy and his dog standing in the rain. I think it is a “kitsch” type of print but I’m just guessing from what little research I’ve done on the net . It is very “vintage” and I thought it would be a perfect addition to the nursery – not to mention too cute to pass on.

7 comments:

Susan L (lily40au) said...

very cute ... and totally vintage

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm in my late 40's (read very late) and when I was young every little girl worth her weight in barbies had one of these in her bedroom, I loves them then and still do.

darlingdee said...

How cute! I love it.

Gina E. said...

He is adorable. I still have two pictures in that style, which I bought not long after I started work in the mid sixties. I've sometimes thought of throwing them on to the opshop pile, but at the last minute put them back in the cupboard where they've been for 20 years. Just in case they might be worth something one day...

Amatory Watches said...

Its up to the look of the beauty of the sight you have, If you have the beauty you can go for the love and care, else you can't go for the love and care. The picture you have shown the in pic is really very much impressive.

VintageFokus said...

Susan - Thanks!

Anon - I didn't even see these growing up! Totally grew up in the wrong generation!

darling dee - Cheers!

Gina E - DO NOT THROW THEM OUT! lol they are way too cute to throw out and if they are in good condition they probably will be worth some $$$


Amatory Watches - Thanks for your kind words :)

secondhandrose said...

This is an example of 'Big Eye Art' It was made popular in the 1950's and 60's first by a woman named Margaret Keane. Another artist Gig created 'pity kitties'. The trend too hold and was copied. Tons of imitations exist. We had big eye art as kids in the 70's. There has been a controvery recently over Margaret Keane's work and whether she actually did it. I think her husband claimed to have created some of the originals. The 'big eye' art trend has been re-adopted by contemporary artists such as Mark Ryden. It can also be seen in a lot of Japanese anime etc..