Poster, Zbieg z Alcatraz [Point Blank], 1970
Due to Poland’s complicated political history under Communism, freedom of creative expression and exposure to Western culture could be quite limited. This film poster was a means to communicate ideas and concepts more freely, as they were not as closely monitored by the state. Polish poster artists developed their own individual styles in the absence of any influence. Posters displayed a high degree of innovation and artistry, elevating the medium to a means of artistic expression equal to painting or printmaking.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Sara and Marc Benda.
Its dimensions are
83.4 x 59.4 cm (32 13/16 x 23 3/8 in.) Mount: 92.6 × 68.3 cm (36 7/16 × 26 7/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Poster, Zbieg z Alcatraz [Point Blank], 1970; offset lithograph on wove paper, mounted on linen; 83.4 x 59.4 cm (32 13/16 x 23 3/8 in.) Mount: 92.6 × 68.3 cm (36 7/16 × 26 7/8 in.); Gift of Sara and Marc Benda; 2010-21-101
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.