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Jerzy Flisak, 5000 Szachrajki [5000 cheaters], 1983, poster for East German film ‘Die lieben Luder’ offset lithograph, 95.5 x 67.5 cm. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of Gerard Herbst 1996. © Unknown. All reasonable attempts made to identify the copyright owner(s). Please contact us if you can assist.
Join Dr Mark Nicholls to view and discuss the distinctive style and unique approach of the Polish film posters of the mid-twentieth century.
Mark Nicholls is a senior lecturer in cinema studies at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Scorsese's men: melancholia and the Mob and has written on film and the Cold War. Mark is a film journalist and worked for many years on ABC Radio and for The Age newspaper. In 2009 he provided the DVD commentary for Summertime (David Lean), Madman Entertainment.
Polish poster art 1952–84 features sixty-five posters from the Polish Poster School, widely recognized as one of the most experimental modern graphic design genres. The works provide a powerful record of poster design, popular culture and the socio-political climate of postwar Poland prior to independence from Soviet control.
More information about the exhibition here.
Richard Avedon People celebrates the work of American photographer Richard Avedon (1923 to 2004). With work from 1949 to 2002, the exhibition offers an in-depth overview of Avedon’s achievements in the art of black and white portraiture photography. In the show, instantly recognisable and influential artists, celebrities, and political activists including Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy, Malcolm X, and Bob Dylan are presented alongside portraits of the unknown or long forgotten. Coming soon, opening 6 December 2014