Size: 16 x 23 inches
Artist: Franciszek Starowieyski
About the Artist: Franciszek Andrzej Bobola Biberstein-Starowieyski (July 8, 1930, in Bratkówka, Poland – February 23, 2009) was a Polish artist. From 1949 to 1955 he studied at Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków and Warsaw. He specialized in poster, drawing, painting, stage designing, and book illustration. He was a member of Alliance Graphique International (AGI). Throughout his career, his style deviated from the socialist realism that was prevalent during the start of his career and the popular, brightly colored Cyrk posters, however, he did create one Cyrk poster 'Homage to Picasso' in 1966. He was the first Polish artist to have a one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York in 1986. (In fact, this particular poster is in the permanent collection at the MOMA).
About the poster: This is a poster for a play about gender, identity, sexuality, social mores, and conservatism. Written in 1973, by Tadeusz Różewicz, White Marriage, was considered controversial and obscene. An innovative, experimental and creative playwright, Różewicz changed the traditional definition of a theatrical form. He posed questions about the individual's attempt to overcome the norms, conventions, clichés, and schemes to which one is, from an early age, exposed.
"Różewicz's dramas are the best and farthest-reaching illustration of the processes occurring in the modern world"- Anna Krajewska
Poster is in overall excellent condition (see photos). From a private collection, ready to frame.