Saturday, December 7, 2019

Two more photographs by Bernard Pierre Wolff

I acquired two more photographs by Bernard Pierre Wolff, most known by his photography for album cover 'Closer', by Joy Division from 1980.

These two photos were taken in 1967 in Bosnia, Yugoslavia. One is a photo of children in Sarajevo and the other one of a boy somewhere in Bosnia.

These kids are my generation. When one sees theses faces one cannot but question where are they now and what happened to them in the Bosnian war.







Monday, December 2, 2019

Photograph by Bernard Pierre Wolff

Recently, I acquired this photograph by Bernard Pierre Wolff shot on his trip in 1967 to Bosnia, Yugoslavia.

Probably the most known photograph by Bernard Wolff is album cover for Closer, by Joy Division from 1980.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

"Cabaret" by Wiktor Gorka

In my recent Polish poster acquisition, I also bought this iconic poster for the movie, Cabaret, designed by Wiktor Gorka in 1973.

For many reasons, I always liked this poster. But getting the original I discovered additional element. The black background behind the title, Kabaret is extending in a point and becoming a comic balloon coming out of the mouth of the emcee.


Monday, November 25, 2019

"Diably z Loudun" by Roman Cieslewicz

I recently acquired this striking and very unusual poster for a theater play, Diably z Loudun (Devil in London). The poster was designed by one of the most known Polish designers, Roman Cieslewicz in 1974.

I already had a copy of this once, but few years ago, with additional 5 pieces from Roman, I donated them to The MoMA and now they are in their collection.
I am happy that once again, I have my own copy.

Friday, November 22, 2019

"Bank of Symbols" posters

I recently acquired these 2 posters/catalogues. They were created for the show, Bank of Symbols in 1984 and were designed by Rajka Milović. The show was quite unusual for that time, featuring contemporary Serbian logos from 1960s to early 1980s. On the back of each poster, is a list of credits about the logos on the front. Only 200 copies were printed.







Lenin in the poster

Sometimes in the work of East European artists, especially from the Communist era, it is very hard to know if they are true believers or they are just sarcastic. This movie poster is a good example.

This poster is created for Yugoslav market, by Bole Miloradovic in 1967 and is designed for the award winning (at Cannes festival 1966) Russian-Polish movie titled, Lenin in Poland.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Update of "The Design of Dissent" show at Casa del Lago

Earlier, I posted an announcement along with photographs, about the opening of The Design of Dissent at Casa del Lago in Mexico City. Unfortunately, the photographs of the show were taken during the week and therefore, did not represent the bustling nature of the park. Casa del Lago is located in the Chapultepec park, which is a traditional Sunday walk area for the citizens of Mexico City. The place gets packed with people and vendors, and looks completely different to the images on my original post.

The show was organized by Centro University and the cultural center, Casa del Lago.