Object ID #18758243
Andrzej Pagowski’s illustration subtly depicts the premise behind director Roman Polanski’s psychological horror film. The poster only hints at what sinister events may occur: the blown-up image of a woman’s hand holding a small grotesque claw is hand-drawn, with expressive sketch lines, in bright colors with a bold outline. Much is left to the viewer to decipher. Polish posters do not often “advertise” what they depict (in a Western sense) and instead provide space for consumers to draw their own conclusions.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Sara and Marc Benda.
Its dimensions are
95.6 × 67.2 cm (37 5/8 × 26 7/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Object ID #18758243; Poland; offset lithograph; 95.6 × 67.2 cm (37 5/8 × 26 7/16 in.); Gift of Sara and Marc Benda; 2010-21-20
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.