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Poster, Zbieg z Alcatraz [Point Blank]

This is a Poster. 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.

Due to Poland’s complicated political history under Communism, freedom of creative expression and exposure to Western culture could be quite limited. This film poster was a means to communicate ideas and concepts more freely, as they were not as closely monitored by the state. Polish poster artists developed their own individual styles in the absence of any influence. Posters displayed a high degree of innovation and artistry, elevating the medium to a means of artistic expression equal to painting or printmaking.

This object was donated by Marc Benda.

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Poster, Zbieg z Alcatraz [Point Blank]; offset lithograph on wove paper, mounted on linen; 2010-21-101

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

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