A keen sense of the absurd and the macabre drew Polish audiences to such writers as Franz Kafka, Harold Pinter, and Friedrich Dürrenmatt. This poster was commissioned and printed for a Warsaw dramatization of Kafka's novel and was also subsequently printed and circulated in Paris, where the designer had moved in 1963. "I wanted to leave Poland to see how my posters would stand up to the neon lights of the West," he explained in 1993. "I dreamed of Paris."
Gallery label from Polish Posters 1945–89, May 6–November 30, 2009.