Poster, Ro.Go.Pa.G., 1963
A prolific graphic designer, Karel Vaca designed over 250 posters in roughly thirty years. Vaca was a painter as well as an illustrator, and appropriates Rogier van der Weyden’s painting “The Descent from the Cross (1435)” as the basis for his collage. Vaca subverts the original intention of the painting by layering it with colored cutouts of food. Not meant to only advertise the film, Vaca’s poster is a commentary on censorship in post-war Eastern Europe.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Sara and Marc Benda.
Its dimensions are
82 × 58.6 cm (32 5/16 × 23 1/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Poster, Ro.Go.Pa.G., 1963; offset lithograph on wove paper; 82 × 58.6 cm (32 5/16 × 23 1/16 in.); Gift of Sara and Marc Benda; 2010-21-5