Blonde Miss World 1951 – Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson


The Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstadir

Blonde Miss World 1951 – Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson

On display until January 13, 2008


The idea and ideology behind the stereotype of the blonde have provided food for thought to painter Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson during the last decade.

His newest series takes on the series of contests for the world’s most beautiful maiden – The Miss World contest was established in 1951, and Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson has painted portraits of winning contestants from every year. A selection from the series of Blonde Miss World made its debut appearance in Gautaborg in the summer 2007. The complete series will be seen for the first time in Reykjavík and is scheduled to travel to London in 2008.


Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson





Espaces Arts & Objets Swiss Art Gallery

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