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Poster, Nieustajace Wakacje [Permanent Vacation], 1991

This is a Poster. It is dated 1991 and we acquired it in 2010. Its medium is offset lithograph on wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Using collage to play with scale, Andrzej Klimowski creates surreal imagery in this movie poster. Photographs are enlarged, cut, and layered; text is rotated and placed vertically. The result is disorientating — the poster appears to condense scenes (disrupting the plot line) with spectacular effect. Early twentieth-century photo-collagists have been influential on Klimowski’s work, but the designer has developed a signature style that combines elements from Surrealism, Dadaism, and Expressionism together with his own process.

This object was donated by Marc Benda. It is credited Gift of Sara and Marc Benda.

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Its dimensions are

96.4 × 67.8 cm (37 15/16 × 26 11/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Nieustajace Wakacje [Permanent Vacation], 1991; offset lithograph on wove paper; 96.4 × 67.8 cm (37 15/16 × 26 11/16 in.); Gift of Sara and Marc Benda; 2010-21-11

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.

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