Publicity for Polish Jazz Society - Charlie "Birdman” Parker. Waldemar Świerzy.

Publicity for Polish Jazz Society - Charlie "Birdman” Parker

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Text on poster: Wielcy Ludzie Jazzu / Jazz Greats // Charlie Parker 1920-1955 // P[olskie] S[towarzyszenie] J[azzowe] with trumpet logo. Date: 1975. Height x width: 96cm x 67cm. Printing information: lower right corner: PZG Bydg. zam. 1968/75, nakł. 10 000 + 350, B-122 KAW logo. Condition: Two small closed tears bottom of right vertical edge; Minimal moisture rippling bottom right corner from previous mounting.

One of the most renowned names in the Polish poster school, Świerzy was a graduate of the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts, and eventually served as a professor in the State College of Fine Arts in Poznań. His work has received highest honors in various competitions around the globe, including Poland, the United States, France, and Finland.

What is now seen as the height of Poland’s poster creativity was a paradoxical by-product of the height of Communist Party control over public messaging related to the arts and cultural endeavors from the mid-1940s to almost the end of the century. What had been, before the war, and dating back as early as the mid-19th century, florid and often text-heavy formats, where fonts and textual layout bore a predominant or equal burden with imagery in conveying information, yielded in the five decades after World War II to the primacy of the image on its own. Visuals became mischievous, allegorical, satiric, and parabolic, and so fantastically creative that they could make innumerable apolitical or counterpolitical appeals while eluding the specific controls of verbal censorship.

Price: $250.00

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