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Poster, L'Enfant Sauvage [The Wild Child], 1970

This is a Poster. It is dated 1970 and we acquired it in 2010. Its medium is offset lithograph on wove paper, mounted on linen. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Movie poster artist Jouineau Bourduge depicted French film director Francois Truffant’s main character from L’Enfant Sauvage, a child who spent his early life in a forest with no human contact, in this poster for the film. The poster’s design incorporates torn edges and very little, simple text on a grass-green background to suggest the movie’s subject matter. Bourduge created many posters for French New Wave cinema, a significant, experimental movement from the late 1950s to the early 1960s.

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

Its dimensions are

79.7 × 60.3 cm (31 3/8 × 23 3/4 in.) Mount: 85.6 × 66.2 cm (33 11/16 × 26 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

printed: visa de censure N. 3633

Cite this object as

Poster, L'Enfant Sauvage [The Wild Child], 1970; offset lithograph on wove paper, mounted on linen; 79.7 × 60.3 cm (31 3/8 × 23 3/4 in.) Mount: 85.6 × 66.2 cm (33 11/16 × 26 1/16 in.); Gift of Sara and Marc Benda; 2010-21-28

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