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Sunflower 1971 Polish A1 Film Poster, Wiktor Gorka

"A woman born for love. A man born to love her. A timeless moment in a world gone mad."

Fantastic artwork by Wiktor Gorka features on the  Polish film Poster for the Italian film I Girasoli (Sunflower) starring Sophia Loren. Stunning design and a fine example of why Gorka is considered by many to be one of the Masters of the Polish School of Posters.

The end of the Second World War marked the dawn of a new period in the development of Polish poster art, which became known as the Polish School of Posters. The recently installed Communist regime began commissioning artists to design posters not only with social and political messages, but also, and more prominently, to promote the many aspects of the government-run (Ministry of Art and Culture) cultural media: concerts, exhibitions, film, jazz, opera, theatre, etc. and the circus (cyrk in Polish). The artists were instructed to reject Western values in their posters and were to follow rules about appropriate messaging, but other than that, they had complete artistic freedom. This resulted in some truly unique and bold designs, chock-full with individual personality, wit and subversive commentary. Heavy in metaphors and symbolism and executed in a painterly fashion with handcrafted typography the posters of the Polish School of Posters significantly influenced the international development of graphic design. The highly original designs remain contemporary to this day and continue to gain appreciation.

This vintage movie poster is in fantastic rolled Excellent/Near Mint Condition and is sized 22 3/4 x 33 inches. It will be sent rolled (unframed).

Year 1971 (First year of release in Poland)
Poster Type Polish A1
Style -
Art by     Wiktor Górka
Rolled/Folded/Other Folded/ Rolled
Condition Excellent/ Near Mint
Condition Details Original fold line (as issued) barely noticeable as stores flat.
Very little creases and wear on edges. Tiny bit of wear middle left