Vintage Posters | Without Anesthesia | Polish Film Poster

Movie synopsis: Immediately after prominent Polish journalist Jerzy Michalowski has his latest appearance on national television to discuss his work, his life suddenly begins spiraling out of control. His wife leaves him for a younger colleague, the university class he teaches is canceled and many of his privileges are revoked by unnamed “authorities.” Jerzy struggles to maintain his sanity in this trenchant send-up of life under communism. The artist for this poster is Waldemar Swierzy, born in Poland in 1931. He graduated from the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts in 1952. Subsequently he was Professor at the University of Fine Arts in Poznan from 1965 and Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw from 1994. In 1992 the government of Poland issued a postage stamp to honor one of his Cyrk (Circus) posters, ‘Clown with Derby’. Swierzy is one of the Polish School of Posters’ most prolific artists, having created over 2500 posters. He employed unusual concepts with a variety of techniques, frequently mirroring Polish social history from 1950s through 1980s, with a myriad of styles: folk art from the 50s, pop art from the 60s, portraits from the 70s, and TV images from the 80s. In addition, his Jazz Greats series of famous American jazz personalities became so well known that he reissued them in his later years as signed lithographs. The series includes Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles and Charlie Parker, among others. He passed away in 2013.

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98 x 68 cm

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