Tadeusz Trepkowski. Nie! (No!). 1952. Lithograph, 39 3/8 × 27 5/8″ (100 × 70cm). The Museum of Modern Art. Gift of The Lauder Foundation, Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Fund

In the Cold War era the vitality of the Polish Poster School attracted international attention and admiration. Although state controlled, the posters—which are characterized by sophisticated imagery and surreal tendencies—often carried powerful, oblique commentaries on the designers’ political surroundings. This exhibition presents a selection of posters from MoMA’s collection that typify the striking look and bold spirit of Polish poster design from the 1940s through the 1980s.

Organized by Juliet Kinchin, Curator, and Aidan O’Connor, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design.

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