Item #POS135 STU Theatre. Jan Sawka.

STU Theatre

[Krakow]: Teatr Stu, [1974]. Offset. 38 5/8 x 36 3/8 in. Very good. Item #POS135

Promotional poster for the 1974 season of Teatr Stu, which given its use of English language “Theatre,” may have been produced as publicity for international shows.

Designed by the great Polish poster artist Jan Sawka, a frequent collaborator with Teatr STU during the 1970s.

Jan Sawka (1946-2012) was one of the most celebrated artists of the 1960s and '70s Polish underground. Sawka, though critical of the Communist regime in Poland, was largely able to avoid trouble with censors until the mid-1970s, when his work began to attract an international audience. His oppositionist activities led to his exile from Poland in 1976, making these posters some of the last works he designed in Poland. He lived in New York until his death in 2012 and went on to do set design for the Grateful Dead, Steve Winwood, and others.


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