Jan Młodożeniec. Czekajac na zycie (Poor Cow) (Poster for the 1967 British film directed by Ken Loach). 1969

Jan Młodożeniec Czekajac na zycie (Poor Cow) (Poster for the 1967 British film directed by Ken Loach) 1969

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Thrown into stark relief against a pitch-black ground, this truncated, leggy figure succinctly captures the leading character of _Poor Cow_—an eighteen-year-old runaway whose life deteriorates into objectification as a faceless prostitute. Her psychedelic minidress references the film's pop soundtrack and signals the widespread awareness in Poland of Western youth culture in the 1960s.

Gallery label from Polish Posters 1945–89, May 6–November 30, 2009.
Additional text

The psychedelic minidress references the film's pop soundtrack, which includes songs by Donovan, The Rolling Stones, The Lovin' Spoonful, and Dave Berry, signaling the widespread awareness in Poland of Western youth culture in the 1960s. Thrown into stark relief against a pitch-black ground, this truncated, leggy figure succinctly captures the leading character of _Poor Cow—_an eighteen-year-old runaway whose life deteriorates into objectification as a faceless prostitute.

Gallery label from Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2016.
Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
32 x 22 1/2" (81.3 x 57.2 cm)
Publisher
CWF (Centrala Wynajmu Filmow)
Credit
Gift of the designer
Object number
1506.2000
Department
Architecture and Design

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