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

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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.
Offset lithograph
32 5/8 x 22 15/16" (83 x 58.2 cm)
Teatr Dramatyczny, Warsaw
W.Z. Graf.
Gift of the designer
Object number
Architecture and Design

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