Vintage Polish Posters | La Dolce Vita | Olbinski

In Federico Fellini’s lauded Italian film, “La Dolce Vita”, restless reporter Marcello Rubini (Marcello Mastroianni) drifts through life in Rome. While Marcello contends with the overdose taken by his girlfriend, Emma (Yvonne Furneaux), he also pursues heiress Maddalena (Anouk Aimée) and movie star Sylvia (Anita Ekberg), embracing a carefree approach to living. Despite his hedonistic attitude, Marcello does have moments of quiet reflection, resulting in an intriguing cinematic character study. This poster was created by Rafał Olbinski, born in 1943, a Polish artist living in the United States. He is considered one of the major representatives of the Polish School of Posters. Olbinski’s work is very similar to the work of the famous Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte; Olbinski describes his approach to painting and illustrating as “poetic surrealism”. Olbinski’s works are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Carnegie Foundation (New York), the Smithsonian Institute and the Library of Congress (Washington, DC), the Poster Museum (Warsaw), and others throughout Europe and the United States.

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97.5 x 68 cm

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