October 17, 2008

Best fleamarket find ever

60s vintage mod fashion art ricky israel mary quant illustration poster
Sharing my best flea market find ever and i could use some help, so i have a question for you.
Last weekend i visited an amazing local flea market and found this pretty lady.
I knew i had to bring her home, because the moment i saw her, i saw all the homes i will live in the rest of my life, and in every one of those houses, she was on the wall! My heart was jumping up and down.
60s vintage mod fashion art mary quant illustration
She is terrific in her groovy sixties way, but she is also kind of a mystery to me.

Who created her? I am curious, i am in awe, i want to know, i want to google the illustrator, find more work.
The piece has been signed, i don't know the reason but it's actually signed upside down, the problem is that i can't seem to figure out what the signature spells out.

Does anyone know who the artist of this piece is? Or can you figure out what the signature says? Help!

18 comments:

Marichelle said...

ooooh i love that!! what a great find - good luck, I hope someone has the answer for you!

Deanne said...

How lovely! I wish I could help you out, but I have to say that it looks like it could have been made by you!

ismoyo said...

I think its smart if i post this question on my flikr account too. You never know who might see it.

And made by me? It is very much my style but i got to get way better to make something like that! Thanks though. ;)

Annie said...

That's awesome..

Gracie said...

Hmm I wouldn't know the artist I hope you find out who created it!

Gorgeous find though!

babelfish said...

What a great find, good luck on the artist search.

Nathalie said...

Does it mean "Lili" ?

willynillywaterlily said...

Oh, wow! What an amazing find! She's beautiful!

ripemangoes said...

OOHhh love her!!! You're so lucky to find her! Good luck on googling the artist.

Anonymous said...

hey there ... well

that name//signature is in hebrew! :)

ריקי means ricky... its usually girls name in israel


and indeed its gorgeous really. (;

Shana said...

OOO, that is an awesome find!

missy-j said...

that is great --- it also looks vaguely familiar.
Maybe it was an early 70's Bibi ad poster? That boutique used illustrations as advertisements and the styles were very 30's-inspired.

(The signature looks rather like a print pressing #. Something like 1 / 717. Just a shot in the dark.)

ismoyo said...

I love my visitors. Thank you all for your comments. I checked the name Ricky in Hebrew, and it does look like what is signed. I haven't been able to find any more information on a Hebrew artist named Ricky from the sixties though.

ladyb said...

Oh, what a wonderful find! She is lovely, lovely, lovely.

Very much a fan of the sixties style girls, though sadly I can't help you with the make.

Ladyb. xx

Gina said...

SO lovely.

Little Rascal said...

Cool!

reb said...

She's gorgeous- reminds me of a lot of illustrations from that period including a fabulous Mary Quant book I own. Thanks for your comment on my blog about the Mod paper doll collage- she's from a book I found on paper dolls and was originally in a set published in 1967 by Milton Bradley.Once again the illustrator appears to be anonymous- typical!

Anonymous said...

Yup its hebrew. It could be an Israeli artist. If you notice in the top corners of the painting there are Hamsas.