Mieczysław Górowski. Policja (Police) (Poster for play by Slawomira Mrozek). 1982

Mieczysław Górowski Policja (Police) (Poster for play by Slawomira Mrozek) 1982

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Gagged and blinded by a serpentine rope, the head in this poster is suggestive of both victim and oppressor: like their prisoners, the police hear, see, and say nothing. Martial law was imposed in Poland in December 1981 in an attempt to crush support for Solidarity, the first non-Communist trade union in a Communist country.

Gallery label from Polish Posters 1945–89, May 6–November 30, 2009.
Offset lithograph
32 1/2 x 23 1/8" (82.5 x 58.7 cm)
Gift of the artist
Object number
Architecture and Design

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