Size: 26.25 x 38 inches
Artist: Get-Stankiewicz, Eugeniusz
About The Poster: Polish posters have come to stand apart from the advertising design conventions fostered in Europe during the 20th century. It was during the communist regime, a time when culture was closely monitored by the state, that Polish artists found liberation in poster art. Ironically, this foremost public artform became ground for individual expression. During that period, the cultural institutions (of theatre and cinema especially) flourished as they were funded by government agencies. Artists freshly out of the fine arts academy flocked towards poster production as the demand for this art was rapidly growing. The result became some of the most unique and expressive posters the world has ever seen - and artworks in themselves.
From my new favourite website culture.pl, a slightly garbled explanation of this poster:
About the artist: Get Stankiewicz is mainly known for his self-portrait pastiche works. He uses the motif of his own face or silhouette and talks about the ‘narrative about his own head’. That ‘head’ resembles studies of the old physiognomists and may play all kinds of roles. It appears on variety of posters and it has been noted that:
Eugeniusz Get-Stankiewicz is not only a prominent artist, but also a person, who, as long as I can remember, was a legend on the town. This legend reaches back to the golden sixties and student’s counterculture. A lot could be said about this, but first and foremost the source of that legend ought to be stressed. It was in fact Get’s certain way of being, which I would describe as Socratesian and Rabelaisian. We can find that feature in a lot of his works, which are surprising in their independent way of seeing and intellectual reflection. This independence can be seen as one of the most typical traits of his personality and art.
Poster is in overall very good condition (please note close up photographs of fingerprints top right and minor tears along some of the margins). Ready to frame.