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1984

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Poster, Dziecko Rosemary [Rosemary's Baby], 1984

This is a Poster. It is dated 1984 and we acquired it in 2010. Its medium is offset lithograph. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Andrzej Pagowski’s illustration subtly depicts the premise behind director Roman Polanski’s psychological horror film. The poster only hints at what sinister events may occur: the blown-up image of a woman’s hand holding a small grotesque claw is hand-drawn, with expressive sketch lines, in bright colors with a bold outline. Much is left to the viewer to decipher. Polish posters do not often “advertise” what they depict (in a Western sense) and instead provide space for consumers to draw their own conclusions.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Monster Hands.

This object was donated by Marc Benda. It is credited Gift of Sara and Marc Benda.

Its dimensions are

95.6 × 67.2 cm (37 5/8 × 26 7/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Dziecko Rosemary [Rosemary's Baby], 1984; Poland; offset lithograph; 95.6 × 67.2 cm (37 5/8 × 26 7/16 in.); Gift of Sara and Marc Benda; 2010-21-20

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.

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