Franciszek Starowieyski. Kochanek Lekki Bol (The Lover) (Poster for Warsaw production of the 1962 play by Harold Pinter). 1970

Franciszek Starowieyski Kochanek Lekki Bol (The Lover) (Poster for Warsaw production of the 1962 play by Harold Pinter) 1970

  • Not on view

Starowieyski raises the emotional temperature with a scorching color palette. The unexpected imagery of an empty dress morphing into an armchair blends fantasy and personal identity with the idea of social repression and the transference of sexual desire.

Gallery label from Polish Posters 1945–89, May 6–November 30, 2009.
Medium
Offset lithograph
Dimensions
32 5/8 x 22 15/16" (83 x 58.2 cm)
Publisher
Teatr Dramatyczny, Warsaw
Printer
W.Z. Graf.
Credit
Gift of the designer
Object number
445.1985
Department
Architecture and Design

Installation views

How we identified these works

In 2018–19, MoMA collaborated with Google Arts & Culture Lab on a project using machine learning to identify artworks in installation photos. That project has concluded, and works are now being identified by MoMA staff.

If you notice an error, please contact us at [email protected].

Licensing

If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including installation views, checklists, and press releases), please contact Art Resource (publication in North America) or Scala Archives (publication in all other geographic locations).

MoMA licenses archival audio and select out of copyright film clips from our film collection. At this time, MoMA produced video cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. All requests to license archival audio or out of copyright film clips should be addressed to Scala Archives at [email protected]. Motion picture film stills cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. For access to motion picture film stills for research purposes, please contact the Film Study Center at [email protected]. For more information about film loans and our Circulating Film and Video Library, please visit https://www.moma.org/research-and-learning/circulating-film.

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication, please email [email protected]. If you would like to publish text from MoMA’s archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to [email protected].

Feedback

This record is a work in progress. If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to [email protected].