Wiktor Górka. Dwaj z Teksasu (Two from Texas) (Poster for the Polish release of the 1955 film The Tall Men directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Clark Gable and Jane Russell). 1965

Wiktor Górka Dwaj z Teksasu (Two from Texas) (Poster for the Polish release of the 1955 film The Tall Men directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Clark Gable and Jane Russell) 1965

  • Not on view

Górka's striking treatment in this work contrasts greatly with the photographic realism of American posters for such Hollywood Western films. The widespread Polish fascination with the mythic themes of the American West continued into the late 1980s; the most famous Solidarity poster for the first free elections in Poland, in 1989, featured Gary Cooper in his 1952 role as the sheriff in High Noon, carrying a ballot.

Gallery label from Polish Posters 1945–89, May 6–November 30, 2009.
Medium
Offset lithograph
Dimensions
32 1/2 x 22 5/8" (82.6 x 57.5 cm)
Publisher
CWF (Centrala Wynajmu Filmow)
Printer
Prasa
Credit
Gift of the designer
Object number
365.2014
Department
Architecture and Design

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