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Popular artwork - 1970s

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lessonsintightropes Sun 09-Mar-14 22:23:39

Does anyone know what were popular prints/pictures on people's walls in the 1970s? We are buying a house built in the late 60s and furnishing it with a mix of 1960s/70s G Plan/Ercol stuff and some 'retro' but modern pieces. I've even bought my macrame pot holder grin

We have a massive world map which we'll hang in our living room but am a bit stuck as to what to hang in the dining area - what would have been typical of the period?

emmelinelucas Sun 09-Mar-14 22:34:49

One of those pictures made by hammering nails onto a board (usually covered in hessian) with string/cotton sort of wound around the nails ?
I cant link, sorry !
Someone will know what I mean smile

ShoeWhore Sun 09-Mar-14 22:36:51

My Mum used to grow everlasting flowers in the garden, pick and dry them and make pictures out of them. All shades of brown.

Are you sure you want to go that authentic? grin

lessonsintightropes Sun 09-Mar-14 22:37:03

Oh I do know what you mean! Bloody great idea, thanks. Like this?

Any others?

justmuddlingalong Sun 09-Mar-14 22:37:06

Sarah Moon photographs/pictures. Where the height of interior fashion in the 70s.

lessonsintightropes Sun 09-Mar-14 22:38:16

Like this owl too.

And dried flowers... might draw the line at certain levels of authenticity wink

BlueJean Sun 09-Mar-14 22:43:08

I remember seeing lots of these pictures around. I think they were prints from Athena which was poster shop .

Oh and this was a big favourite .

Lucked Sun 09-Mar-14 22:44:03

We had one of those string art things as well as a sunburst style mirror.

You need an l.s. Lowry matchstick men print on the walls

fridayfreedom Sun 09-Mar-14 22:53:54

My mums still got the macramé pot holder I made for her in her porch smile

lessonsintightropes Sun 09-Mar-14 22:55:16

Sunburst mirror, awesome idea - and I've always really liked the Mucha prints, not so sure about tennis bum girl smile or Lowry.

bootsycollins Sun 09-Mar-14 22:57:35

Tretchikov and Lynch prints, groovy smile

lessonsintightropes Sun 09-Mar-14 22:59:25

This totally takes me back to friend's houses as a little girl grin

bootsycollins Sun 09-Mar-14 22:59:58


bootsycollins Sun 09-Mar-14 23:01:39

I love Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy by David Hockney

Slainte Sun 09-Mar-14 23:03:56

This swan painting was big then.

bootsycollins Sun 09-Mar-14 23:05:12

Ahh she's lovely lessons. I've got Miss Wong by Tretchikoff in my living room and I love her, she's really calm and serene looking, I always say she's the funky version of the Mona Lisa. I really love 60's and 70's kitsch prints.

Slainte Sun 09-Mar-14 23:05:28

And Chinese Girl of course.

Lurleene Sun 09-Mar-14 23:07:04

Wings of Love by Stephen Pearson is pretty iconic.

bootsycollins Sun 09-Mar-14 23:07:42

I have no idea what's happening in the swan pic but I bet it's got something to do with psychedelic drugs grin

Lurleene Sun 09-Mar-14 23:07:48

Bum, massive x-post.

lessonsintightropes Sun 09-Mar-14 23:10:42

These are brilliant. Thanks everyone! My Pinterest is filling up with lots of great ideas grin

southeastastra Sun 09-Mar-14 23:12:33

those mawkish peirot pics, though that may be early 80s grin

my sister had a 'your country needs you' sign in the bedroom in the 70s

osmond pics grin

southeastastra Sun 09-Mar-14 23:13:32

i think you could get wings of love off the freemans catalogue for �1.99 per month for 24 months grin

Slainte Sun 09-Mar-14 23:14:29

And Pierrot for kid's bedrooms.

lessonsintightropes Mon 10-Mar-14 00:40:05

It's funny - I really didn't like the Pierrot at the time, and it's still definitely not my taste, but my feelings about it have mellowed a lot over time. Still not having one of the creepy things in the house though grin

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