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Poster, Kabaret, 1973

This is a Poster. It is dated 1973 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.

Górka, a leading participant in the Polish School of Poster Art, was a master of visual metaphor. Bob Fosse’s 1972 film, Cabaret, is set in a German nightclub during Hitler’s rise. In Górka’s visual pun, a strange cast of body parts converges to create a single disturbing image.

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

Our curators have highlighted 11 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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Its dimensions are

83.8 × 58.1 cm (33 in. × 22 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

printed in black ink: Rze. / 084 / 73

Cite this object as

Poster, Kabaret, 1973; offset lithograph on wove paper; 83.8 × 58.1 cm (33 in. × 22 7/8 in.); Gift of Sara and Marc Benda; 2010-21-100

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

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